Ylang ylang plant for sale – Easy plant to grow with edible fruits, mostly grown for the ornamental flowers and for the leaves, planting in spring to autumn, better to buy plant or another option to start from seeds yet more challenging.

Ylang ylang plant – information before buying:

Growing information: perennial plant, growing hardiness zone: 10b+, water needed – average to big amount, light conditions – full sun to partial shade, height: 5-30 m, 15-100 feet.

Blooming in the spring to summer in hand with fingers shaped flowers that appear in yellow color.

Alternative names: Cananga odorata, Ilang-ilang

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Ylang ylang plant for sale – When is the best season to buy Ylang ylang? How to choose Ylang ylang when buy?

Ylang ylang plant for sale

The best time to buy Ylang ylang it’s in the spring or summer,

When choosing Ylang ylang tree need to decide for the purpose that for ornamental fragrant or edible reason or both, the trunk that there is no holes, pests and disease free, the soil clean from ants nest or other insect, need to check leaves that there isn’t distortion sometime it can indicate of disease, need to check that you get Ylang ylang tree and no other species.

Uses – the essential oil is used in aromatherapy for skincare as acne or allergies and as an antiseptic. It is considered to be aphrodisiac, relaxant, and anti-stress. The flowers are edible and can be eaten in salads.

Location – Plant Ylang ylang tree where it is sheltered from the wind to reduce breakage and storm damage.

Cultivars

  • Ylang-ylang (Cananga odoranta): The tree grows up to 25 to 30 meters (82 to 98 feet) with droping spreading branches. The bark is smooth greyish. The tree can live up to 50 years.
  • Cananga odorata var. fruticosa (syn. fruticosa): grows up to 1.5 to 3 meters (5 to 9.8 feet) high. The flowers have 13 tapered petals, corkscrew shaped. The tree is used in perfumery. It grows well in a flowerpot.
  • Dwarf ylang-ylang (Desmos chinensis). Grows easily in a greenhouse.
  • Ylang-ylang vine, climbing ylang-ylang, juicy fruit vine (Artabotrys hexapetalus): The shrub is becoming lianescent from 1.50 m (5 feet) high, reaching 3-4 meters (9.8 to 13 feet) high. Its light yellow flowers produce a long lasting fragrance. The tree grows well in a flowerpot.

Growing from seeds – Fresh seeds germinate better. Place your seed in lukewarm water during 24hours. Then sow in a sterilized moistened soil, in a greenhouse at a temperature 25 to 30°C (77 to 86°F). Germination takes between 2 to 4 months. Transplant the seedlings in individual pots. The plant will produce flowers after 3 or 4 years.

Soil – Well drained dry soil. The pH can be between 5 and 8 meaning that the tree can grow in each type of soil, even acidic and alkaline soils.

Sunlight – Full to partial sun location.

Watering – In winter, water when the substrate is dry for at least 1 cm on the surface. In summer, water enough for the substrate to always remains moist.

Harvesting – The plant must be mature: the flower must be very yellow and the heart red. If the flower is green, the yield can decrease by 25%. The flowers are harvested for distillation at sunrise when their aroma is most intense, each tree can produce 3 to 4 kg of flowers per harvest. The more harvested, the more the tree produces. Flowering begins after 2 years, but it becomes interesting on trees between 4 and 25 years old. At the end of this time, the tree is coppiced or uprooted.

Pruning –   Clean pruning the shear blades by immersing them in boiling water for 30 seconds or wiping them with a cloth dampened in rubbing alcohol. This will keep fungi, bacteria and insect eggs from being transmitted to the size sores. Cut the ylang ylang tree in order to maintain a height of 3 meters (10 feet) or less. Flowers will be easier to reach and harvest if you keep the tree a smaller size. Make the ylang-ylang tree more productive by thinning the cover each year. Watch for crossing and rubbing the branches on this sparse woody tree. Prune the weaker branch, which leaves the healthier of an intact. Regular thinning will allow more air into the canopy, resulting in more flowers and healthy foliage. For a regular pruning remove dead or broken branches. Ylang ylang trees are very susceptible to breakage in strong winds. If the branches are broken at the trunk, cut them flush with pruning shears, then cut the torn bark on the trunk to healthy tissue to promote faster healing.

Pest and diseases – Red spiders are common on greenhouse plants that lack atmospheric humidity.

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