Hari champa is a shrub found in India and its flowers are renowned for its exotic fragrance. The yellow colored flowers of this plant are very fragrant.
Hari champa is an evergreen climbing or scandent shrub growing up to 8 meres tall. A powerful, far-reaching, many-stemmed woody climber, the old stems of great thickness. It supports itself on other plants by means of modified leaf stems that are shaped like hooks.
The plant yields an essential oil and is also used as a flavoring in tea. It is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant. The flowers of Hari champa are very long lasting and hold their scent for days, if kept in water, permeating an entire room.
|Plant Height||19 inch (48 cm)|
|Plant Spread||6 inch (15 cm)|
|Common Name||Champa, Climbing Ylang Ylang, Fragrant Cananga, Macassar-oil plant or Perfume tree|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 8 m|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
- Water the plant only when the soil feels dry to touch.
- Fertilize the plant twice a month during the growing season with any organic fertilizer.
- Repot the plant every 2 year with fresh soil mix.
- Prune the plant every year to maintain the shape.
Hari Champa Care
- Hari champa is propagated by seeds.
- Sown the seeds 25-30 cm apart.
- Soak the seeds in water before sowing for better germination result. Water the seeds regularly.
- Germination will starts in about 10-12 days, is completed in 4 weeks.
- Seeds germinate well in a temperature of 30 degrees C.
|Sunlight||Full sun to partial shade|
|Soil||Well drained and fertile soil.|
|Temperature||15 to 28 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Hari Champa Special Feature
This plant is fragrant and good for cut flower
Hari Champa Uses
- The plant is used for an ornamental purpose as screening and as balcony plant
- The flowers are used to prepare a stimulating tea-like beverage