Caring for Jasmine
In caring for Jasmine, it is important to remember that Jasmine enjoys warmer climates. You will usually find her growing happily in tropical and subtropical areas. You’ll want to protect your jasmine plant from the cold, and pick a nice sheltered location for her to grow. Make sure your jasmine plant has access to plenty of sunlight or is placed in a lightly shaded area.
Can You Grow Jasmine Indoors?
If your penchant is for growing jasmine indoors, you can certainly do that. We would recommend the jasmine polyanthum variety which is the assortment most commonly grown indoors. Jasmine polyanthum, with its sweet aroma, is especially fragrant at night, which you may find is a welcoming and relaxing scent to invite into your home.
Training Jasmine to Climb
If you prefer a vining variety of jasmine, you’ll want to use a support structure for your plant. Caring for jasmine vines involves “training” the jasmine vines early by use of plant ties or weaving them throughout the trellising in whatever fashion you wish for them to grow.
Jasmine Fun Fact: Moonlight on the Grove
- Jasmine has earned the nicknames “Moonlight on the Grove” and “Queen of the Night” due to its tendency to bloom at night.
Caring for Jasmine: When to Fertilize
Fertilize your baby Jasmine plant just before Spring blossoms start to appear, or during the Fall if you live in a milder climate. Make sure to place her in fertile, well-draining soil. Keep a careful eye on the bottom of your jasmine plant to make sure that pests or water are not pooling there, as it can lead to spotting on your plant’s leaves.
When do Jasmine Flowers Bloom?
Look forward to your jasmine plant’s lovely flowers blooming in the late spring and lasting well into the fall. In your jasmine plant’s second year, you may want to start pinching off the tips of the vines to encourage her to grow fuller and thicker.
Jasmine Fun Fact: City of Jasmine
- The Syrian City of Damascus is also known as the City of Jasmine. This is because jasmine flowers cover many of the walls and buildings in the city, in addition to jasmine coffee being a cultural staple.
Don’t forget that tip cuttings can also be replanted to propagate your jasmine plant if you so desire. Use a soilless medium such as peat moss and add rooting hormone to propagate strong, healthy plants and keep them lightly watered. For best success, plant your jasmine cuttings sometime between June to October.
Can Jasmine Survive the Winter?
Being a tropical plant, Jasmine performs best in balmy climates. As such, your Jasmine plant can perish if left exposed to freezing temperatures. Protect your beautiful vining Jasmine plant from the Winter cold by bringing her inside till the season passes. Take note that the vining variety of jasmine plants is vulnerable to spider mites. You can counter this by treating it with neem or horticultural oil.
Jasmine Fun Fact: The Language of Flowers
- In the Victorian Language of Flowers, Jasmine means cheerfulness and grace.
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