Mame Wrightia religiosa in quality Japanese pot

Mame Wrightia religiosa in quality Japanese pot


Mame Wrightia religiosa (aka "Shui mei" in a quality Japanese white pot.

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Wrightia religiosa, commonly known as the Water Jasmine or "Shui Mei" in Chinese  is a tropical and subtropical shrub or small tree belonging to the Apocynaceae family. Here are some key features and information about Wrightia religiosa:

1. **Appearance:**
- It is an evergreen plant with glossy, lance-shaped leaves arranged in whorls.
- The plant produces fragrant, white, funnel-shaped flowers with a pleasant scent.

2. **Habitat:**
- Native to Southeast Asia, including countries like Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

3.  **Bonsai:**
- Wrightia religiosa is popular among bonsai enthusiasts due to its small leaves, fragrant flowers, and the ability to withstand pruning and shaping.

4. **Fragrance:**
- The flowers of Wrightia religiosa are known for their sweet fragrance, which intensifies during the evening.


Caring for Wrightia religiosa. Here are some general care guidelines:

**1. Light:**
- Provide bright sunlight. Water Jasmine prefers full to partial sunlight but should be protected from intense afternoon sun, especially in hot climates.

**2. Soil:**
- Use well-draining, rich soil. A mix of potting soil and perlite or sand works well. Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged.

**3. Watering:**
- Keep the soil consistently moist but avoid overwatering. Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. Adjust the frequency based on the specific conditions of your environment.

**4. Fertilization:**
- Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce fertilization in the fall and winter.

**5.  Pruning:**
- Water Jasmine responds well to pruning and shaping. Regularly pinch back new growth to encourage branching and maintain the desired shape. Prune after flowering.

**6. Pests and Diseases:**
- Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids and scale insects. Treat any infestations promptly. Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal issues.

**7. Repotting:**
- Repot young plants annually in the spring. Older plants can be repotted every 2-3 years. Use fresh potting mix, and prune the roots if necessary.

**8. Flowering:**
- Enjoy the fragrant flowers of Water Jasmine. While it can bloom throughout the year, flowering is often more prolific during the warmer months.

Remember that individual care requirements may vary based on factors like climate, soil conditions, and the specific needs of your Water Jasmine. Observing the plant's behavior and adjusting care accordingly is key to its overall health and vitality.