Zone 5 Jasmine Plant Care Guide For Home Gardening
1) Jasmine plant needs light to thrive.
2) Jasmine plant requires regular watering.
Watering every other day is sufficient. If waterings are not frequent enough, then the soil becomes dry and the plant will wilt or die from lack of moisture. (If it dies, then you need to change the potting mix.
3) Jasmine plant thrives best with good air circulation around the plant.
Air circulation helps keep the humidity high and prevents mold growth.
4) Jasmine plant prefers a well drained soil, but it will tolerate poor drainage if there is plenty of organic matter in the soil.
Soil pH should be between 6-7.
5) Jasmine plant likes to have its roots near the surface of the soil.
Therefore, avoid placing the plant in a pot that sits above the level of the soil.
6) Jasmine plant grows best when exposed to bright sunlight during most of the day.
However, it will survive without direct sun exposure for short periods of time.
How To Grow Jasmine In A Pot?
1) Jasmine plants thrive best when grown in a hanging basket.
2) For potting mix, use a potting soil which has good drainage abilities.
Alternatively, you can also use a combination of peat moss and sand or perlite.
3) Jasmine plants need at least three hours of sunlight exposure.
However, for best growth they should be kept in direct sunlight for at least half of the day.
4) Jasmine plants should be kept outdoors during summer and brought inside during winter.
If you wish to keep it inside the house, then place the pot in a sunny windowsill.
5) During spring and summer, jasmine plants should be watered regularly so that the soil remains moist.
Water the soil whenever the top 2 inches of soil becomes dry. Alternatively, you can water the plant until water seeps out from the bottom of the pot.
6) Reduce watering during fall and winter.
Water only when the soil becomes dry.
How To Care For Jasmine?
1) Jasmine plants are tolerant of a wide range of humidity.
If the air becomes dry, you can spray water on the leaves to provide extra humidity.
2) Jasmine plants do not require any special type of fertilizer.
Fertilize the plant with a well-balanced Slow-Release fertilizer.
3) Jasmine plants can be kept indoors in pots or outdoors.
4) Jasmine flowers attract bees and butterflies.
5) Deadheading spent flowers will help to encourage further blooming and keep the plant looking tidy.
6) Jasmine plants can also be propagated from tip cuttings.
7) Jasmine plants grown in containers generally bloom more during the spring and summer months.
Jasmine plants grown outdoors can bloom year round.
8) Jasmine plants rarely suffer from pest and diseases.
Common Jasmine Problems
1) Jasmine is prone to mealybugs and leafhoppers.
2) Yellowing of the leaves is usually caused by lack of nutrients or over-watering.
Yellowing can also be caused by underwatering if the roots are not able to obtain oxygen. ( i.e.
the potting mix does not allow for good drainage. )
3) Jasmine is susceptible to leaf curl, mainly caused by fluctuating humidity and temperature.
This disease causes the leaves to become very curled and distorted. The best way to treat this disease is to place the plant outdoors in the summer months to allow for increased air circulation.
4) Jasmine is also prone to whiteflies, a flying insect that resembles tiny moths.
5) Jasmine plants grown indoors can suffer from lack of light and become leggy.
To prevent this, place the plant in a sunny window that receives at least 2 hours of direct sunlight per day.
6) Jasmine plants need repotting every one to two years.
7) Jasmine flowers can be susceptible to frost damage, especially late frost which can cause flowers to freeze and wilt.
Move jasmine plants indoors if there is a threat of frost.
8) Jasmine plants grown outdoors are susceptible to brown rot which causes the flowers to brown and wither.
This is especially common during the summer. Brown rot can be prevented with the use of fungicides.
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