Millingtonia Hortensis Plant care and instructions
This fast-growing tree flowers at night and sheds flowers early in the morning. The name Millingtonia comes from Thomas Millington, an English botanist, while hortensis means “grown in gardens”. The tree is my favorite garden tree. It is also called the Cork Tree, as an inferior cork is processed from its corky bark. Place plants in full sun in average, well-drained soil. Drainage is important; don t place where roots will sit in water. Leaves develop the best flavor in full sun.
Light – Full to partial sunlight.
Place – Balcony, terrace, or outdoors
Water – Medium, avoid sprinkling water on flowers.
Fertilizer – Any organic fertilizer
Temperature – 25°C
Extract of the leaves of Millingtonia hortensis has good antimicrobial activity. The leaves of Millingtonia hortensis are used as antipyretic, sinusitis, cholagogue, and tonic in folklore medicine. Used as yellow dyes. Flower buds are used in the treatment of asthma, sinusitis, cholagogue, and tonic.