Sacuanjoche is the national flower of Nicaragua. PlumeriaRubrais the scientific name of Sacuanjoche.The common of Nicaraguan national flowerSacuanjochehas many common names like as Red Poucipan, Red Jasmine, Red Frangipani, Common Fragipani, Tample tree or Plumeria. It is also known as May flower. It has some native name also, such as, in Cook Island it is known as Tipani, in India it’s called Champa or Chaaphaa, Champige etc. In Cambodia it is named as ChanpeiKraham or ChampeiSlukSruech, in Sri Lanka it is known as Araliya in Sinhalese.
“Sacuanjoche” derives from the Uto-Aztec language (Nahuatl language) ‘Xacuan’ &Xochilt. Xocuan mean Sacuan that is beautiful yellow petals and Xochilt means Joche that is flower. It belongs in the genus of plumeria plants. It spray high fragrant in the evening to overnight. Peoples are easily attracts through them. The national flower Frangipani is also a part of various traditions and culture of Nicaragua. Considering all these uses of this white-yellow beauty, perfume and create a symbol of love and that has considered the Sacuanjoche or PlumariaRubra as the National Flower of Nicaragua.
Facts about Nicaragua’s National Flower (Sacuanjoche)
- Common Name: Sacuanjoche, Frangipani, Red Poucipan, Red Jasmine, Red Frangipani,
Common Frangipani, Tample tree or Plumeria
- Genus: Plumeria
- Species: rubra
- Color: white, yellow, Red
- Time of blooming: Late summer to early autumn
- Number of petals: 5
- Purpose: Ornamental tree
- Symbolism: Love and Fascination
Sacuanjocheor,the national flower of Nicaragua is a deciduas plant species belonging to the genus of Plumeria. It is basically comes from Central America, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela. It has been extensively cultivated in the tropical and subtropical climates throughout the world. It is the ultimate choice for gardening.
It also used to plant in Temples and Cemeteries.The Sacuanjocheor Plumeriarubra grows as a spreading shrub or small tree. It can be 2–8 m (5–25 ft) both the height and width. It has a thick juicy stalk and sausage-like blunted twigs covered with a thin grey bark. The leaves of the Sacuanjoche are large in size and it can reach 25 cm to 50cm long with green color. Leaf grows one by one that clustered up to the branch end. The leaves are fallen in winter.
The flowers of Sacuanjoche are flourishing at the end of the branches. The flowers stay with the tree all over the summer. Being plentiful and well known, the flowers are powerfully fragrant, and have five petals. Mostly it has shade in color like white-yellow or white-pink in the petal but yellow color in the center of the flower.
The Sacuanjoche flower come in gorgeous rose-pink color brushed with bronze. Sacuanjoche flowers are extremely scented during nights and are frequently used in bouquets. Sacuanjoche flowers have wonderful tropical essence. The flower Sacuanjoche is looks like propeller. The clusters of Sacuanjoche flowers at the end of terminal branches open over few weeks and every day the ground is covered with bright Sacuanjoche flowers which are gathered for making the concrete.There are some myths about Sacuanjoche or PlumeriaRubra flower such as:
As per Vietnamese myth, the tree of white flower with strong flower is living palace of ghost. In China and Vietnam, the white color is connected with death and funerals.As per Hindu culture, especially in India, flower is treated as the symbol of loyalty. The woman of Hindu family wore a flower on their hair to showing the loyalty towards their husbands in the days of wedding.In Mexico, the people of Aztecs believed that if they can use a decoction of Sacuanjoche flowers and other plant extracts mixed with some internal organ of rapacious animals as a as a dominant concoction against fear, lethargy and faintheartedness.
To sum up, Sacuanjoche is the national flower of Nicaragua. The relation of this flower to the tradition of Nicaragua is what makes the Sacuanjochethe national flower of Nicaragua.