Plant Care Cestrum Nocturnum

Cestrum Nocturnum

Also known as

Night-Blooming Jessamine, Night-Blooming Jessamine, Night-blooming jasmine, Night-blooming cestrum and Raatrani


Cestrum nocturnum

How to care for Cestrum Nocturnum


How often to water your Cestrum Nocturnum

Water needs for Cestrum Nocturnum
0.5 cups
every 9

Cestrum Nocturnum needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cestrum Nocturnum

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Night-Blooming Jessamine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cestrum Nocturnum: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cestrum Nocturnum may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Cestrum Nocturnum

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cestrum Nocturnum: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cestrum Nocturnum after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Cestrum Nocturnum

Cestrum Nocturnum

Cestrum Nocturnum

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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