by johnah on November 14, 2020
Winterization of Jasmine Plant: Caring For Jasmine During Winter
The first thing to do when it comes to protecting your jasmine plants during winter is to make sure they are not exposed to direct sunlight. If you have a large garden or a greenhouse, then you may want to consider placing them indoors. You could place them outside if you live in a climate where it snows regularly.
If you don’t have any other options, then here’s what you need to do:
1) Place your jasmine plants outdoors in full sun (but not direct sunlight).
They will survive without protection but they won’t grow as well. If you’re worried about frost damage, then put them inside with some sort of shade cloth over top of them.
2) Make sure there is no wind blowing across your jasmine plants.
A breeze might blow around your house, but it won’t reach through the roof of your home and hit your jasmine plants directly.
3) Keep the temperature between 60°F – 65°F.
That’s just right for keeping all of these delicate flowers alive!
4) If any of your jasmine plants start to wilt, then water them immediately.
They might need more water than usual since they can’t really go anywhere. Make sure you don’t over water them and make sure they drain well (draining is especially important if you place them outside in the shade).
5) Watch out for any other potential problems that might occur (such as animals or insects eating the leaves or something along those lines).
6) If you want your plants to grow more during this period, then you can place a clear plastic dome over them.
Just don’t seal the dome completely (or else they won’t be able to get any air).
Caring For Jasmine During Winter
When it comes time to taking care of jasmine plants in winter, you’ll need to feed them and water them. First of all, you need to feed them every two weeks during the growing season. If it is winter, then you need to feed them once every month.
If you can, use a fertilizer that has a higher nitrogen content (nitrogen promotes green growth). If not, then go for a balanced formula (it doesn’t matter too much as long as you don’t pick one that is highest in phosphorus).
How Much To Water Jasmine Plants
As for watering your jasmine plants, you should do so when the soil dries out. If you can squeeze some of the soil in your hand and form a ball, then it is ready to be watered. If you water them once a week, that should be fine as long as the soil in the pot is dry to the touch before you water them again.
It is important to keep in mind that jasmine plants grow best when the soil is on the dry side. Too much water will rot the roots and kill the plant. We recommend keeping the soil just damp.
What Type Of Soil Should I Use For My Jasmine Plant
As far as soil, you can either use regular potting soil or regular garden soil (if you garden). It doesn’t matter too much as long as it is well draining. You definitely do not want to use dirt from your yard because it contains too many nutrients.
This will cause your plant to get sick and possibly die.
Propagating Jasmine From Cuttings
You can also try propagating more jasmine plants from cuttings. This is a fun way of creating new plants so you can give some away to family or friends. It’s also a fun activity for the whole family!
Here’s a step by step instruction of how to do it:
1. Take a cutting from your healthy jasmine plant.
Any part of the vine will do. However, the bottom portion (nearest to the base of the plant) will take longer to grow. The top portion (nearest to the flowers) will grow faster.
2. Take the cutting and remove all of the leaves except for the very top.
This is important because it allows the cutting to get access to light so that it can start growing roots (which is what we want it to do). Cut off any flower buds.
3. Using a spoon, make a small hole in potting soil (which already has fertilizer in it).
The hole should be deep enough to fit the length of the cutting.
4. Place your cutting into the hole.
It should be planted at the same level that it was when it was still attached to the main vine.
5. Gently pat down the soil around the cutting.
Don’t push down hard or else you will damage the cutting.
6. Once you have finished, place the pot in a clear and sunny location.
You’ll also want to water it (and don’t water it too much). It should start growing roots within a few weeks.
7. After your cutting has developed roots of its own, you can either choose to plant it in soil or continue to grow it in a pot.
It’s up to you.
Common Jasmine Problems
Jasmine plants are pretty hardy and resilient. However, there are still a few problems that they can develop if certain steps aren’t taken. Here are a few of the most common problems and how to fix them:
1. Jasmine is growing, but not blooming – There could be a couple reasons for this.
One of the most common ones is that it might need to be fertilized. Jasmine needs more than just water in order to bloom properly. You’ll want to make sure it’s fertilized at least once a month.
You can either do this manually with regular fertilizer or you can buy the chemical kind at your local home and garden store.
Another potential reason is that it isn’t getting enough sun. Jasmine plants need at least 5 hours of sun in order to bloom. If it doesn’t have this, then the blooms can come out a darkish color.
You might need to move it to a sunnier area or invest in a grow light and place it a few feet away from the plant.
2. Jasmine has big spots/areas of white on the leaves – This is probably a fungal infection of some sort.
It’s not particularly dangerous, but it can be harmful to your plant if left alone.
Sources & references used in this article:
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LIST PRICES OF EXTRACTED PACKAGED HONEY FOR FEBRUARY PACKERS SALES TO WHOLESALERS AND OTHER LARGE USERS by PR Carry – 1989 – vtechworks.lib.vt.edu
Blacksburg Municipal Building conceptual master plan by HP COLONY, MCD JANUARY – 1986 – naldc.nal.usda.gov