Native to the tropical regions of Africa, Asia and Australia, Wrightia religiosa can also be grown successfully in the southern US, It is most often seen in bonsai form. Though not related to jasmine, the flowers produce a sweet honey scent that can easily fill a room. Clusters of white flowers hang beneath the leaves of the tree and can last for weeks at a time.
While the name suggests that this plant would love water, it
is very easy to over-water. If you cannot keep the soil evenly moist, I
recommend letting the plant dry out. My personal Wrightia goes into full wilt
before I water. Full to part sun and regular fertilizing during the growing
season are essential.
|Sweetly scented flowers|
|Vietnamese Water Jasmine trained as bonsai|
|Wrightia religiosa is available as a starter plant in our greenhouse|