House Plants database: Murraya paniculata Orange Jasmine

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Imagekevin51
Mar 12, 2011 1:23 AM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
Murraya paniculata 'Orange Jasmine'

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Kevin51
Imagekevin51
Mar 12, 2011 1:25 AM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
Indeed, the blooms of this plant do smell like orange blossoms. Besides the wonderful fragrance, this plant requires little care. It just doesn't tolerate wet roots.
Kevin51
Imagethreegardeners
Mar 12, 2011 9:20 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I had one of these! It hated me :(
Imagekevin51
Mar 15, 2011 8:22 AM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
LOLOLOL. Lee Anne, I just get the feeling that nobody and no plant could hate you. Hilarious!
I had one a few yrs. back and made the mistake of putting it outside in this Mississippi humid heat of summer and althought I thought I did I didn't give it enough shade and it just bowed up and died. But I don't remember it being difficult.
How did it show you it hated you? LOLOL.
Lee
Kevin51
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Mar 15, 2011 8:27 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Don't feel bad Lee Anne, I killed mine too, twice! :( I don't think they like our dry climate.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
Imagethreegardeners
Mar 15, 2011 10:41 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
I think you've got it right about the dryness Alan.
I don't think mine liked the dry air inside in the winter...being locked up for 7 months of the year with artificial heat.
It would look happy for a few days, then all of a sudden it would drop every single leaf...usually while I was admiring how good it looked Blinking poof...every leaf would fall off. Then they'd all grow back and as soon as it started looking healthy again, poof, every single leaf would fall off.

ImageGardenGuyAZ
Mar 15, 2011 11:04 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
That would drive me beserk! I have lo patience for house plants. The only houseplants I can grow like a weed with no problem are ZZ (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia) Plant, some hoya's, and some philodendron. I admire anyone that can grow houseplants and have them all over the place. Now, I can grow many other houseplants outside just fine on the north side of my house, but not indoors, ever. Maybe I water them too much. I don't know. I have one ZZ Plant that I brought into my office that is HUGE. It's about 2 feet tall, and 2 feet in diameter, and getting new sprouts all the time. All it ever gets is fluorescent light, and watered once a month with super thrive and water. Just love that plant!! I'll have to take a picture of it one of these days :)

Alan

Alan
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Mar 15, 2011 11:15 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Ah! I forgot, I had a picture of it. Here is my ZZPlant, this was taken about a year ago. It has many more stems and is much more bushy now.

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The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
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Imagethreegardeners
Mar 15, 2011 11:18 AM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
Nice ZZ plant!!

I bought one because I heard how indestructible they are...it isn't doing well for me at all. Maybe my windows are too drafty for it.
I've got a couple hundred different house plants, all happy and healthy...funny how some just refuse to co-operate, isn't it?
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Mar 15, 2011 12:07 PM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Don't water it too much in the winter Lee Anne. Mine only gets watered once a month in the winter, and only gets about 20 fl oz of water. It doesn't like to have to wet of feet in the cooler months. Oh, and use that superthrive, it loves it!!

alan
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
Imagekevin51
Mar 18, 2011 4:58 AM CST
Name: (Kevin51)
SouthEastern US Zone 7
I'm not getting old, I'm 'maturing'
Lee Anne, I mist my Mitriostigma a couple times a day when I think about it but I do grow it in with the orchids where the humidity is 50%-75%. That might help mine.
Alan, I've never seen a ZZ plant and I think it's lovely. I might be the next plant I buy if it thrives on neglect. If so, I've the perfect room to put it. Lee.
Kevin51
ImageGardenGuyAZ
Mar 18, 2011 7:03 AM CST
Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225
Sunset Zone 13
Kevin, it thrives on complete neglect. If you love it too much, it will die. It does not like to be overwatered. Loves low Light conditions. That one sits in my office. The only light it has is florescent. I water it once per month with 20 oz of water, mixed with a splash of superthrive and miracle gro. It grows like a weed. By the way, the leaves are naturally shiny like that. I do not wash them with anything but water.

Alan
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart. ~Hellen Keller
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ImagePerennialgirl
Mar 21, 2011 11:45 AM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
I've never had one of these. I'll have to check it out and see if there are seeds.

Alan your ZZ plant is lovely! I have one to and they are easy to grow.

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