Magnoliaceae (Magnolia family)
South East United States
The Magnolia grows best in full sun and is moderately drought tolerant on
deep, fertile, well-drained soil.
Fast growing, evergreen tree. Can become a large tree (up to 90 feet in height) but responds well to pruning to keep its height down. The very large white fragrant flowers contrast with the shiny green foliage. In most parts of India, Magnolias are grown only in selected well maintained gardens. In Manipur, Magnolias are commonly grown-The Manipuri name ootahmbai means tree lotus - flowers are used as offering in puja
Specimen or backdrop tree.
Plants with thin leaves need daily watering and ones with thick leaves need watering 3-4 times a week. This will also depend on the season. Generally during the blooming period, plants love a lot of water. Try keeping the soil moist. During winters it is better to cut back on watering.
Keep the plants in a well drained soil with a drainage hole at the bottom. This will help to avoid over watering. Take care as to not leave stagnant water on top of the soil. Fertilise the plant once in 2-3 weeks during its blooming period. Do not fertilise it in winters.
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