bright green chinese perfume tree with yellow berries chinese perfume trees hardy in zones 10 and 11 close look at yellow berries on the chinese perfume tree vibrant green foliage on chinese perfume trees
bright green chinese perfume tree with yellow berries chinese perfume trees hardy in zones 10 and 11 close look at yellow berries on the chinese perfume tree vibrant green foliage on chinese perfume trees

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Chinese Perfume Plant

Aglaia odorata

An ornamental plant with an incredible fragrance. The yellow flowers are dainty and round and bloom year-round.

Growzone: 10-11

As Low As: $103.95

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10 Inch Pot $103.95
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Chinese Perfume Plant (Aglaia odorata) is a plant native to low regions of China. It also grows in Taiwan, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its name "Aglaia" comes from Greek mythology this was the name of one of the 3 Graces. They bloom tiny yellow flowers, each about the size of a grain of rice. However, when their flowers bloom they do not open and stay shaped like tiny balls. Their flower's scent is sweet and lemony and is stronger during the day than at night.

Chinese Perfume plants love to be in full, bright sunlight and planted in well-draining soil. If you live in growing zones 10 and 11, you can grow your plant outdoors. However, if you live in any other zone, this plant will be a houseplant. You can bring it outdoors when the weather warms up as long as you take it back inside during the cooler months.


Growing Zone: 10-11
Mature Height: 4 Feet
Mature Width: 2 to 3 Feet
Classification: Ornamental, evergreen houseplant
Sunlight: Full sun to part sun
Habit: Upright, bushy
Foliage: Green
Flower Color: Yellow
Pruning Season: No pruning needed
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Moderate
Uses: Houseplant, patio plant
This Plants Growzone: 10-11 Chinese Perfume Plant Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Chinese Perfume Plant

Once you buy a Chinese Perfume Tree, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

What Kind of Soil Does My Chinese Perfume Plant Need?

What Kind of Soil Does My Chinese Perfume Plant Need?

Chinese Perfume plants prefer to be potted in well-draining soil and in a container with proper drainage holes. Regardless of your plant is indoor or outdoor, allow the soil to dry almost completely before watering. Any standard potting soil will be just fine for these plants. We recommend potting in a terra-cotta pot because they allow for good air circulation and drainage.

How do I water My Chinese Perfume Plant?

How do I water My Chinese Perfume Plant?

It is crucial to let your plant dry out completely before watering. Potting your perfume plant in well-draining soil will help prevent the risk of overwatering when it in a pot. This plant requires a moderate to average watering schedule and should be thoroughly watered when needed. Be careful not to overwater your plant because that could lead to root rot disease and damage your plant. Even though your plant is in well-draining soil and a pot with drainage holes, you still need to be careful of this issue.

Should I Fertilize My Perfume Plant?

Should I Fertilize My Perfume Plant?

During the spring and summer, fertilize your Aglaia odorata plant weekly. Only use a weak fertilizer, do this by diluting a bloom stimulating fertilizer. During the winter, fertilize your plant only once a month. We recommend using a balanced fertilizer when feeding. This fertilizing schedule is for indoor and outdoor perfume plants.

How Much Sun Does My Chinese Perfume Plant Need?

How Much Sun Does My Chinese Perfume Plant Need?

When used as a houseplant, Chinese Perfume should be kept near a bright and sunny window. These plants do very well with various light exposures from shade to full sun and some direct sun. Try to avoid too much direct sun exposure, this could cause your plant's leaves and flowers to burn. Also, it is vital to turn your plant every so often to avoid them from only receiving sunlight on one side of the plant. If your plant is outdoors, plant them in an area of your garden that receives partial shade to full sun. Since they can only grow in hardiness zones 10 and 11, any direct sunlight exposure will be too harsh for them to handle.


Frequently Asked questions

Can I Grow My Chinese Perfume Plant Outside?

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