Plant Morphology :
Growth Form: Large shrub or small tree grows up to 12 m, with an irregular or rounded crown.
Foliage: The glossy leaves are obovate with blunt ends. They are arranged in a spiral cluster with most leaves concentrated at branch tips.
Flowers: Flowers are borne in clusters, occurring mainly at the branch tips. Petals are large and waxy, white with a small yellow center. Their fragrance is strong and especially intense at night to attract pollinating moths. In the morning, many flowers drop off. The tree flowers throughout the year in tropical environments.
Use a fertilizer with a high phosphate content, such as one with an NPK of 10-50-10. Plant in slightly acidic or neutral soil (pH 6.6 - 7.5) with high organic matter content (eg., compost, manure, leaf mold) and good drainage. A soil with coarse texture, such as sandy soil or sandy loam, is ideal. Plants grown in waterlogged, poorly drained or compacted soil are prone to rot. The plant is tolerant of drought. The leaves are susceptible to black sooty mold which can be controlled by spraying them with a broad spectrum fungicide.