Kunda, Downy Jasmine – Plant

Kunda, Downy Jasmine – Plant

The stems and leaves of the evergreen Downy Jasmine are covered with a downy pubescence that gives the plant an overall grayish-green appearance.




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Jasmine can be either deciduous (leaves falling in autumn) or evergreen (green all year round), and can be erect, spreading, or climbing shrubs and vines. Their leaves are born, opposite or alternate. They can be simple, trifoliate, or pinnate.

Kunda, Downy Jasmine – Plant is a “true” jasmine-many sweet-smelling plants are called jasmines, though they belong to entirely different plant families-But this one has no real fragrance. Jasmine Multi florum is a species of jasmine, in the family Oleaceae. It is known as winter jasmine, (buy plants online delhi) Indian jasmine, downy jasmine, and star jasmine.


  • In Indian mythology, Kunda is known for its whiteness. So, instead of the conventional western phrase ‘white as snow’, what often appears in Hindu mythological stories is ‘white as Kunda’.
  • Also, beautiful white teeth are often compared to Kunda buds. It is held to be especially sacred to Vishnu.
  • In Manipur, Kundo flowers are used in worship and are an essential part of a marriage ceremony. The bride garlands the groom with two Kunda flower garlands. The groom then takes one of the two and garlands the bride.

How To Grow Jasmine

Add top soil or organic peat moss to the hole when you plant. You can also add composted cow manure to the mix to enrich the ground.

The vine-like growth may require regular trimming to keep the plant the height you need and the shape you want. Give it a hard pruning in spring (late March to early April).

Water regularly. This shrub is considered moderately drought-tolerant once established, but regular irrigation will keep it at its best. It doesn’t even mind “wet feet” so you can use it in areas where the soil stays moist well after rain.

Fertilize 3 times a year – spring, summer and fall – with a good granular fertiliser. Supplement feedings, if you like, with bone meal and liquid fertiliser to promote heavier bloom.


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