Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

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Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

Post by ayub » April 19th, 2011, 10:10 am

AOA,

I'm new to this forum. Yesterday i joined the defunct forum http://pakgardening.iforums.us and read so many useful information. I've thrown a question regarding "Murraya Exotica" to brother Khabbab and got immediate answer and link for this new forum.

I live in Khi and growing plants in pots, i am intrigued by the article "Top 25 fragnant perennials for Lahore".

I want to grow either Stephanotis floribunda, Murraya paniculata or Jasminum humile. I've known through Khabbab that Murraya paniculata is called marwa locally. I want to know about other two plants too. If i want to grow them in pots in Karachi which one of them will be more suited and what they are locally called. Are they available in Khi?

-Ayub

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Re: Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

Post by Izhar » April 19th, 2011, 10:26 am

Ayub welcome to the forum, my friend grows Madagascar Jasmine (Stephanotis floribunda) in ground, but it blooms less... only 2 -3 times in a year. I have seeds of Dwarf Murraya paniculata (commonly known as Kamini here) if you want, this plant is a blooming and perfume manufacturing machine.

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Re: Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

Post by khabbab » April 19th, 2011, 4:10 pm

Agree with Izhar on that. Marwa blooms longer and has overpowering scent. Bees and butterflies love it too.
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Re: Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

Post by tweedle2009 » April 19th, 2011, 4:19 pm

I had a 6 year old stephontis in an ideal location in the ground.It only produced a single flower every year.I replaced with vigna caracalla.

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Re: Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

Post by Izhar » April 19th, 2011, 4:45 pm

kindly pronounce "kamini" as kaam-en-ee... thankyou

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Re: Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

Post by tweedle2009 » April 19th, 2011, 9:02 pm

hahaha...I realized only after you clearified :P

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Re: Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

Post by zaib » April 19th, 2011, 9:25 pm

if it does not bloom then pronounce it kamini....:lol:
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Re: Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

Post by ayub » April 20th, 2011, 9:14 pm

Thanks all for the replies and increasing my knowledge.
Izhar, you've clarified the pronounciation well on time otherwise i would be having hardtime finding it :lol:
How can i get its seeds from you??

Guys, Any thoughts on Jasmine humile!!

-Ayub

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Re: Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

Post by UMAR KHAN » April 20th, 2011, 11:38 pm

i have both but i l favour MArrah.commonly called marvah

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Re: Stephanotis floribunda vs Murraya paniculata

Post by Izhar » April 21st, 2011, 9:12 am

Ayub pm me your address.

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