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Aesthetic Wood Rose Cultivation

Wood rose is popular among the younger generation as an aesthetic flower. Many first fell in love with wood roses from poetry, song lyrics or literary books. A couple of wood rose trees can be seen along the city streets all the time. On a rainy day, fallen roses are scattered along the edge of the backyard. As much as the smell, shape, and color of wood roses move the younger generation, other flowers may not have achieved this in the 21st century. And the urban poets, writers and singers have spread more fragrance in the rhythm of the song! Posting pictures on social media with a rose in hand, or in a huddle is now a new trend!

Wood rose is a recognized flower in our country. It is called Frangipani in English. It comes from the Apocynaceae family and the class Plumeria. It can be observed in the United States, Mexico, South America and Brazil. They are found naturally in the tropics. Locally known as Kathchampa, Garudchampa, Gulach, Gulachichampa, Golaich, Golakchapa, Chaltagolap. The city dwellers are busy with wood roses.

The market price of white wood rose is Rs.400 in small size, Rs.600 in medium size, Rs.1500 in large size and Rs.100 in tub size. It is a shrubby tree. It is 3-9 feet long in size and 15 feet wide.

How to cultivate wood roses?

Soil description: Wood rose tolerates clay but it is best cultivated in moist loamy soil. Soil pH needs to be maintained at 6.0-8.0 for cultivation of wood rose.

Ingredients required for cultivation of wood roses:

  • Wood rose seeds
  • Craft knife
  • Liquid organic flower-booster fertilizer such as 0-10-10
  • Sprinkle bottles
  • Garden oil
  • Trimming scissors

Land preparation and sowing:

Sow your wooden rose seeds in late spring or early summer. First cut the seeds with a skill knife and soak for 24 hours. Plant the seeds 1/2 inch deep and 5 feet away in sand and only moderately fertile land.

Keep the soil moist and watch for the seeds to germinate within a week to a month. As they grow, continue to water the plants adequately so that the soil is regularly moist but not fragrant.

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