Murraya in Containers | Can You Grow Murraya in Pots

You can grow murraya, orange jessamine, orange jasmine, or mock orange in pots and containers.

Murraya comes in different dwarf varieties and cultivars which are compact, ideal for low hedges, and can be planted in pots and containers.

You can even keep your murraya plant indoors. Just make sure that they are in a bright and sunny position.

Murraya with Flowers in a Clay Pot
Murraya in a Clay Pot

Advantages of Planting Murraya in Pots or Containers

Planting murraya in containers is helpful if you live somewhere with colder winters, as murraya will not tolerate freezing temperatures.

If you have them in containers, you can move your murraya indoors or in a greenhouse as soon as the temperature drops.

Even if you do not need to move them indoors, having murraya in pots means you have the option to move them around in the garden if it suits you. You can also choose decorative containers to complement the whole landscape as well.

Murraya Bonsai Plants

Some murraya varieties are so small and compact that they are used as bonsai plants.

This Japanese art of growing small trees in tiny containers has become popular around the world over the years.

Some bonsai enthusiasts like using murraya as one plant to express their art.

Murraya bonsai is one beautiful example of how murraya can be grown in pots or containers.

Bonsai Murraya Paniculata
Bonsai Murraya Paniculata

Transplanting Murraya from One Pot to Another

If you have a murraya plant in another pot and you want to transfer it to a different one, wet the soil first before removing from the original container.

Make sure not to damage the roots of the murraya plant. Pull it all in one piece and transfer to the new pot.

Make sure that the container is at least twice as wide as the root ball of your murraya plant.

Backfill and water your transplanted murraya thoroughly.

Find out more about transplanting murraya here.

Taking Care of Murraya in Pots

If you decide to grow murraya in pots, you may need to water them more often than you would than if they were planted directly on the ground.

Another thing to consider is feeding your murraya in pots. Murraya in containers need more fertiliser. You need to fertilise it 2 to 3 times a year. Find out more about what fertiliser to feed your murraya and how to use it here in our guide.

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