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How to Care for a Lady of the Night Plant

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Care for a Lady of the Night Plant

The flowers of this shrub open and release odor when the sun sets, which explains its name: lady of the night . It is also known as night-blooming jasmine, night-blooming cestrum, queen of the night, night-blooming jessamine, and Hasnühana. Lady of the night easy to look after as the care required is basic and very simple. OneHowTo explains more about how to care for a lady of the night plant.

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Steps to follow:
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First, you must choose the appropriate place to locate your lady of the night as this plant does not tolerate low temperatures and, therefore, you must keep it protected from the cold, especially if you live in a region with extreme temperature changes or in a windy environment. Thus, you can place it in a sheltered spot in your garden to prevent frost, making sure that it receives sunlight so that it can emit its characteristic scent in summer.

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Lady of the night plants often adapt to most soils, so you should not worry too much about the type of substrate. However, ensure that proper drainage is in place to avoid the accumulation of water.

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As to the irrigation required for the lady of the night, watering twice a week during the winter and every two days in summer is sufficient. It is important that the plant does not remain flooded to prevent root rot.

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Basic care for lady of the night includes removing leaves and wilted flowers to encourage growth of the remaining ones. Also, in early summer, once they have already bloomed- prune them to prevent them from growing too much.

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It will also be advisable to provide extra nutrients into the soil for the lady of the night, using liquid fertilizers rich in iron. This will also help them to grow and thrive, especially in the flowering stage.

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Jamie Butt
My mounted lady of the night is not blooming...should I prune the old stems? I have fertilized and water daily! Help! Thanks!
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Jamie

Thank you for your comment.

We suggest pruning old stems to ensure space for new and healthy ones to grow. Remember, if your Lady of The Night is mounted they will be happier in 50%-70% humidity and should be watered daily.

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Ricky
I have a Lady of the Night in my garden here in Morocco I never water it and it thrives. Normally we get zero rain from May until November with temperatures in the thirties mostly, occasionally reaching into the forties.
Jan sutton
My lady of the night has not flowered this year. It is in a pot and I pruned after flowering last year. It has quite a lot of leaves.
OneHowTo Editor
It may need re-potting.
Hope this helps
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Laura rios
When can i repot my lady of the night
OneHowTo Editor
We'd advise you to repot maximum after one year and a half or two years of the plant's life.
Hope this helps

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