How to grow jasmine in a pot

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Compared to most other houseplants, jasmine plants can go a long time before needing to be repotted. Jasmine likes to be snug in its container, so you really have to wait until it’s almost pot bound before giving it a new home. Repotting jasmine is a straightforward process, not much different from repotting other plants, except for the extreme amount of roots you’ll have to deal with. The secret to your success will be when to repot jasmines, not how to repot a jasmine. Get the timing right and your plant will continue growing year round.

When and How to Repot a Jasmine Plant

As a jasmine plant grows, the roots wrap themselves around inside the pot, much like any other plant. The proportion of roots to potting soil slowly changes, until you have more roots than soil. This means the amount of material that holds moisture is less than when you first planted. So when you water your jasmine plant and it needs watering again after two or three days, it’s time to repot.

Lay the plant on its side on some old newspaper inside or in the grass outdoors. Pull the root ball from the pot by tapping gently on the sides, then slide the roots out. Inspect the roots. If you see any black or dark brown pieces, cut them off with a clean, sharp utility knife. Loosen up the roots with your hands to unravel the tangles and to remove as much of the old potting soil as possible. Cut off any long strands of roots that have wrapped themselves around the root ball.

Make four vertical slices in the sides of the root ball, from the top to the bottom. Space the slices out equally around the root ball. This will encourage fresh new roots to grow. Plant the jasmine with fresh potting soil in a container 2 inches (5 cm.) larger across than the one it previously lived in.

Jasmine Container Care

Once you get the plant settled in its new home, jasmine container care can be a bit tricky indoors. This is a plant that loves a lot of bright light, but not direct noonday sun. Most jasmines that do poorly after being brought inside in the fall do so because they’re not getting enough light. Try putting the planter in an east window with a sheer curtain between the plant and the glass, or a southern-facing window with the same setup.

Jasmine is a tropical plant, so it likes soil that’s constantly moist, but not soaking wet. Never let the soil dry out completely. Check the moisture level by sticking your finger into the potting soil. If it’s dry about half an inch (1 cm.) below the surface, give the plant a complete watering.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Delicate and dainty with small flowers, jasmine is known around the world for its unique tropical smell and pretty blossoms that attract bees. The jasmine flower is usually white, although some species are yellow or cream, and it can bloom all year long. Jasmine can grow in a pot or hanging basket. It can also be planted directly in the ground and trained to climb or grow as bushes or ground cover.

Interested in growing Jasmine? Learn everything there is to know about jasmine plant care so you can enjoy its sweet-smelling flower and full, hardy look.

What are Jasmine Flowers?

Jasmine flowers are tropical blooms that thrive in warmer climates. Most varieties have a distinct scent that is popular even off the vine. The smell of jasmine can be found in everything from teas to candles to soaps to lotion. Jasmine has bright green, glossy foliage and likes sun to light shade and relatively fertile, well-drained soil. Some jasmine plants are evergreen, meaning they will keep their green leaves year-round. While growing jasmine does require some effort, it’s well worth it, as the plant will put on a profuse, showy display of blooms that can liven up even the dullest of yards.

Planting Jasmine Flowers

Planting jasmine is easy. Just follow these simple tips.

  • When to plant jasmine – Plant jasmine bushes any time between June and November.
  • Where to plant jasmine – Jasmine will grow well in full sun to partial shaded areas. Summer-flowering jasmine does better in a sunny spot, while other varieties, such as winter jasmine, like a more shaded area.
  • Soils that jasmine thrive in – Jasmine needs well-drained but moist, moderately fertile sandy loamy soil.
  • Supports for jasmine – If planting a twining vine variety and wanting jasmine to climb, the plant will need a support structure. A trellis or fence will both work.
  • How to space jasmine – Jasmine should be planted at least 8 feet, sometimes more depending on variety, apart to accommodate for its future root growth, as it will grow tremendously and does not like to be crowded.
  • How deep to plant – Dig a hole for the jasmine that is just deep enough so the plant will rest at the same level in the ground as it was when it was in the pot. It doesn’t need to be planted in a deep hole.

Jasmine Plant Care

Jasmine is not particularly hard to care for, but it does require some attention in the beginning and needs regular feeding and pruning. Learn how to care for a jasmine plant below.

  • Watering – Jasmine flowers that are in-ground should be watered once a week. If it is unusually dry or hot, increase the frequency, but let the soil dry out in between. If your jasmine is in a container, it will likely require water multiple times each week, especially in the hotter months. Water it once the top 1 inch of the soil is dry.
  • Training – If growing jasmine to climb a structure like a trellis or fence, help it by training young vines. Begin to train jasmine just after planting by weaving young stems through the trellis sections or by gently and loosely tying them onto the fence or support.
  • Amount of sunlight – Jasmine needs full sun or part shade – usually about 6 hours or more of direct sunlight each day for full sun, and 2 – 4 hours per day for partial shade. The exact type of jasmine you plant, in addition to climate and other conditions, will determine how much sun a plant needs.
  • Tips on how to prune – To prune jasmine, first remove any damaged, diseased or dead stems from the plant to prevent any spread of disease. Then remove any stems that are tangled or that no longer flower. Help keep trained jasmine clean and tidy by snipping stems that are growing away from the plant. Prune jasmine blooms immediately after they flower so vines have enough time to grow before the following season. Pruning is easy – simply pinch the tips by squeezing them between your finger and thumbnail. Proper and regular pruning will promote lush, full foliage and rapid growth.

Types of Jasmine

Jasmine is a member of the olive family. The most common types are grown as vines, but there are some varieties that work as ground covers or shrubs, too. There are about 200 different species of jasmine, which is native to warmer, temperate tropical climates. Jasmine plant types will all have slightly different needs, so it is important to know about the varieties before choosing which one to plant.

  • Arabian Jasmine – This variety of jasmine is an evergreen shrub or vine. It has white, very strongly scented flowers that open in the evening. Arabian jasmine can grow from 3 – 9 feet tall.
  • White Jasmine – White jasmine is native to Burma and China and is an evergreen twining climber. Its pinkish flower buds show in late winter to early spring and bloom into white star-like fragrant flowers. White jasmine can grow 20 – 30 feet tall and 7 – 15 feet wide, so you will need ample room for this variety.
  • Purple Jasmine – The purple jasmine flower is also known as star jasmine. This twining vine blooms 2-inch flowers in the spring and summer. It can grow 20 feet as a vine, but can also be grown on a smaller scale as a hedge, shrub or ground cover.
  • Forest Jasmine – A woody climber, forest jasmine has dark green glossy leaves and bright white flowers that have a slight tinge of pink. It is a strong variety, with stems that can grow to more than 5 inches in diameter.
  • Winter Jasmine – Growing up to 15 feet tall if trained on a trellis, Winter jasmine is known for its striking yellow blooms. Winter jasmine is native to China and, unlike most jasmine, doesn’t twine. Because of this, it needs to be pruned more often than other varieties.
  • Spanish Jasmine – Another highly scented variety, Spanish jasmine is a deciduous climber or shrub that is widely used in perfumes. It can grow 6 – 13 feet tall.

Common Questions About Jasmine

Is Jasmine an annual or perennial?

Jasmine is a perennial that will grow year after year. Different varieties have different watering, space and sunlight needs depending on what zone they are growing in.

How much sun does jasmine need?

All types of jasmine will do well in full sun to partial shade – exactly how much sun a plant needs each day will depend on the variety.

Can jasmine grow indoors or outdoors?

Jasmine can grow both indoors and outdoors. Dwarf varieties do best indoors, but vines can also thrive inside the home. Just pinch or prune the plant in the dormant season to maintain the desired height and shape.

Can jasmine survive winter?

Many gardeners choose to grow jasmine in containers so they can bring the plant indoors over winter. If bringing jasmine inside because of extreme cold, do so gradually, over about a week or so, to allow the plant time to adjust to less sun once indoors. A good way to make this transition is by bringing the plant in at night, and then returning it outside during the day time, increasing the hours you leave it inside throughout the week. Once it is inside permanently, place it in the sunniest spot of the house.

When does jasmine bloom?

Jasmine blooms in clusters from spring until well into the fall. The sweet flowers are most often cream, white or yellow, depending on the variety, and will attract bees and other pollinators.

How long do jasmine flowers last?

With enough sun and the right watering and feeding, jasmine flowers will stay open and fresh for you to enjoy for several months.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

The sweetly-scented jasmine flower can fill a room or a garden with its heady scent. Though jasmine is a vine usually grown outdoors, some varieties can also be grown as houseplants. There is some confusion regarding jasmine and which variety is fragrant. Read more about growing jasmine.

Types of Jasmine

Common jasmine or Poet’s jasmine (Jasminum officinale), also called True Jasmine, is a deciduous vine with clusters of starry, pure-white flowers that bloom all summer. It’s a twining climber with rich green leaves that have five to nine leaflets, each up to 2½ inches long. The very fragrant flowers are up to 1 inch in diameter.

Hardy to zone 7, the vine grows vigorously and looks stunning climbing a large pergola, fence, or very large trellis. In the landscape, jasmine can also be pruned as a shrub near the house or near a walk so its intense fragrance can be enjoyed and so you can watch hummingbirds and butterflies come to the flowers.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) is an “old-timey” shrub often found around Victorian homes. The beautiful yellow flowers are unscented, 1-inch wide, and they appear in winter or early spring before the leaves unfold. Winter jasmine is a good bank cover which will spread by rooting where the stems touch the soil. It is also very attractive when planted above retaining walls, with the branches cascading over the side. Hummingbirds love this vigorous vine!

Most other Jasminum species are semi-tropical vines, which are best planted in the spring after the danger of frost is past.

Not a True Jasmine

Star jasmine or Confederate jasmine looks similar but is not a true jasmine. It is actually native to China and is known scientifically as Trachelospermum jasminoides. Hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 7B through 10, the phlox-like flowers bloom on twining stems in spring and summer and are highly scented.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Star Jasmine. Trachelospermum jasminoides

Summer-flowering jasmines are climbers with clusters of small, fragrant flowers, usually white or pale pink. Winter jasmine has a bushy, scrambling habit. Its yellow flowers open on bare stems to bring cheery colour throughout the colder months. There are also several tender jasmines for growing indoors.

Quick facts

  • Easy-to-grow, woody climbers or shrubs
  • Flowers in spring, summer or winter
  • Many have richly scented flowers
  • Grow in sun or partial shade
  • Plant summer jasmines in spring or autumn
  • Plant winter jasmine in autumn/winter
  • Make new plants by taking cuttings

All you need to know

What is jasmine?

The most widely grown species are:

common jasmine (Jasminum officinale), a vigorous climber with small, fragrant, white flowers in summer

winter jasmine (J. nudiflorum), a shrub with small, bright yellow (unscented) flowers in winter and early spring

Chinese jasmine (J. polyanthum), a tender houseplant with highly fragrant, white flowers, opening from pink buds, in late winter and spring

Several other jasmines are readily available, including:

Jasminum beesianum and J. × stephanense – climbers with fragrant pale pink flowers in summer, may not be fully hardy

J. humile – a semi-evergreen shrub with yellow flowers in summer, may not be fully hardy, so is often grown as a wall shrub

Choosing the right jasmine

The different types of jasmine can be used in various ways:

Climbing, summer-flowering jasmines (such as J. officinale and J. × stephanense) are ideal for covering walls and other structures, such as pergolas, trellis, archways and porches. Most need a warm, sheltered, sunny spot, and can be quite vigorous once established. Some are not fully hardy.

Winter jasmine is ideal for brightening up gardens during the coldest months of the year, when its arching bare stems are adorned with bright yellow flowers. This tough, hardy shrub is often grown as a hedge, ground cover or trained against a wall. It is happy in most situations, in sun or partial shade.

Chinese jasmine is usually grown as a houseplant, for its abundant, highly fragrant white flowers in late winter and spring. It can also be grown up a trellis in a conservatory, enclosed porch or heated greenhouse.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

5 good reasons to plant climbers

How and what to buy

Jasmines are widely available for most of the year from garden centres and online suppliers, including RHS Plants.

For more on individual species and cultivars, go to RHS Find a Plant. Search for ‘Jasminum’ to browse the photographs and plant descriptions, and find out where to buy them.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

How to choose healthy plants

Where to plant

Jasmines need fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. They are not all fully hardy, so some need to be grown indoors or in a very sheltered or frost-free spot – check plant labels carefully for individual requirements.

Plant summer jasmines (such as J. officinale and J. × stephanense) in a warm, sheltered, sunny spot. They dislike cold or frost-prone sites. They can be quite vigorous climbers once established, so need large, sturdy supports. They can be grown in containers or in the ground

Plant winter jasmine in sun or partial shade. This tough shrub is fully hardy. It doesn’t need support, although it can be trained against a wall. It can also be grown as a hedge or ground cover

Plant tender jasmines (such as J. polyanthum) in containers and keep indoors in a warm, bright spot. A conservatory is ideal. You can also move them outside in summer, to a warm, sheltered spot, but bring them indoors before night temperatures fall below 13–15˚C (55–59˚F)

Attracting wildlife

Planting a climber to cover a bare wall or fence is a great way to make your garden more wildlife friendly. It will offer shelter and nesting sites for birds and insects.

When to plant

Jasmines are available for most of the year, and are often sold in garden centres in full flower. But as a general rule, plant:

summer jasmine in spring or autumn

How to plant

Jasmines are very easy to plant. They are sold in containers, ready for planting straight into borders or larger containers.

For full planting details, depending on the type of jasmine, see our guides to:

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Video guide to planting a climber

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Video guide to planting a shrub

Watering

Newly planted jasmines should be watered regularly for at least their first year, until well rooted

After that, plants in the ground shouldn’t need additional watering, except during dry spells in summer

Plants in containers need regular watering throughout the growing season, as they have little access to water

Houseplants and glasshouse plants need regular watering while in growth, but only very light watering in winter

Water: collecting, storing and re-using

Feeding

To boost flowering, feed plants growing in containers monthly with a high-potassium liquid feed (such as tomato fertiliser)

Jasmines in the ground can be given a general-purpose, granular fertiliser such as Growmore in spring, to encourage growth. During the flowering period, you can apply a high-potassium feed, such as sulphate of potash, seaweed feed or wood ash

Plant nutrition: feeding plants

Mulching

With jasmines growing in the ground, apply a generous mulch of organic matter, such as well-rotted garden compost, over the area the roots are growing in during autumn.

This will help to hold moisture in the soil and deter weed germination. It will also benefit plants that are not fully hardy by insulating the roots. Leave a gap of about 7.5cm (3in) around the base, to prevent the stems rotting.

Overwintering

Common jasmine (Jasminum officinale) and winter jasmine (J. nudiflorum) are hardy, so established plants should be fine outside all winter.

However, most other jasmines are not reliably hardy, so are best given winter protection or brought indoors before temperatures drop:

Tender jasmines, such as Jasminum polyanthum, need to be kept consistently warm, above 13˚C (55˚F). So take care not to leave them outside when night-time temperatures start to drop, and even indoors avoid leaving them in a cold spot at night

Half-hardy plants, such as J. × stephanense, are best brought indoors if growing in a container. If they’re in the ground, you may choose to risk leaving them outside when they’re in a warm, sheltered spot. In which case, cover the root zone with a thick, insulating mulch

Caring for older plants

Vigorous species may grow quite large over time, but can be cut back hard to rejuvenate them and keep them within bounds. See Pruning and training below.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Perennials are often overlooked a container plants because they return each year. Don’t be misled by this notion, as there are so many wonderful perennials that thrive in containers in many conditions; all you have to do is provide them with a little extra love and care.

Growing Jasmine in Pots

One perennial that loves to reside in a container is the Confederate Jasmine (Trachelospermum Jasminoides). Once established, Confederate Jasmine will provide you with lavish tiny white flowers that create great privacy fences while delivering an abundance of sweet smells.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

This is all you need.

Materials for Growing Confederate Jasmines

Gather your gardening supplies and have them all in your work area. The last thing you want is to have to go searching for things once you get dirty!

You'll need:

  1. Jasmine plant
  2. Potting soil
  3. Shovel
  4. Container/planter
  5. Gardening gloves
  6. Trellis
  7. Hose
  8. Nail and hammer to make drainage holes if using a plastic container
  9. Gardening clippers. (You just might need them; I take mine everywhere, just in case.)
  10. A second set of hands: husband, wife, child, or neighbor (I had to use the side of the house, which worked well, too.)

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Start off by picking out your container.

Step 1: Select a container

Select a container that is twice the size of the container your Confederate Jasmine is already in. Jasmine is a fast grower, so it will need the additional space. Make sure there are several drainage holes in the bottom. If not, take a nail and tap a few in the bottom with a hammer. (I prefer to use plastic containers because they tend to hold moisture better than terra-cotta, and they are not as heavy— there are pretty plastic pots to be found these days)

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Fill with your favorite soil!

Step 2: Fill With Potting Mix

If using a store-purchased mixture, make sure it is a potting mix and not topsoil. You want a nutrient-rich mixture. If creating your own, you can use any soil and add compost, sand, and osmocote. (I prefer to use a mixture of regular soil, topsoil, and potting mix. I mix it all together, and my plants seem to love it)

How to grow jasmine in a pot

A trellis will help the plant so much.

Step 3: Insert a Trellis

Insert the trellis near the side of the container until it reaches the bottom. Pack the soil all the way around it until it stands upright and is secured. If using a large trellis, enlist someone to hold it in place while packing the dirt around it or lean it against the side of the house because it will fall over. Other options other than a trellis are poles, tomato cages, or lattice. Basically, anything it can wind around.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Removing the plant isn't super tricky, just be patient.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

It will eventually just slide out.

Step 4: Remove from Original Container

Remove the Confederate Jasmine from its original container. Place it on its side and carefully roll it back and forth while tapping on the container. You want to get it as loose as you can while keeping the roots and dirt intact. Check periodically to see how loose it is by gently “tugging” at the stem's bottom. It should come out fairly easy. You may need to take a small gardening spade and tuck it in along the sides of the container if it is root bound to help the process along.

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Breaking up the roots helps the plant grow better.

Step 5: Separate the Roots

Separate the roots in a “V” shape by holding the root ball in your hands and placing your thumbs in the center. Gently pull your thumbs outward until the roots separate just a little. (ONLY do this if the roots are very tightly grown together). You DO NOT want to completely separate the root ball, just enough for the roots on the bottom to take to the new soil.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

A closeup of the new plant!

Step 6: Place "V" Side Down

Place the “V” side down into the pot and add some additional soil all around the plant. Gently press down around the sides after each addition of soil (do not make it too compact), just enough to secure the roots.

HINT: If you have a larger plant, let it rest against the trellis so you can work around it). Fill the pot with enough soil to cover the root ball, and do not forget to add some soil to the center (there are roots there too).

Step 7: Weave the Vines

Start "weaving" the vines. Once you have the soil situated, start “weaving” the vines along the trellis. Start with the vines closest to the trellis and always work from the bottom to the top. This will not only give a more pleasant look to the finished project, but it will also help secure the trellis as well. Continue this process until all of the vines are attached to the trellis. This will help the Confederate Jasmine to become comfortable in its new surroundings and train it to continue to “weave” on its own.

If you are working alone and with a larger plant, it may be easier to lean it against something. I used the side of the house for support as I worked on the bottom portion of the plant and until I had the trellis fairly snug and upright.

While you can find jasmine in everything from the teas you drink to the perfume you wear, the genus Jasminum, also known as Jasminum sambac and J.polyanthum, are true jasmines, says Marc Hachadourian, the director of glasshouse horticulture and senior curator of orchids at the New York Botanical Garden. He notes that these shrubs or vines generally become quite large over time, but you can enjoy them as houseplants, too.

Even though they come in many varieties, Hachadourian shares that they all are "celebrated for the powerful sweet fragrance produced by the mostly white star shaped flowers on vining or shrubby plants." You can even purchase some affordable, ready-to-bloom varieties that "appeal to the home throughout the winter months and are a perfect gift idea for flower gardeners," YouTube creator, Tonya Barnett of FRESHCUTKY Cut Flower & Vegetable Garden, says. Here, our experts break down the best ways to grow and care for indoor jasmine plants.

Growing Jasmine Indoors

"Jasmines do best in a bright, sunny location potted in a slightly acidic, well-drained soil with good organic content," Hachadourian says. While jasmine should get at least six hours of sunlight each day, Barnett adds that it should be strong, indirect light. Also keep in mind that you can cut back on the feeding and fertilizing process during the winter since the growth slows down during that time. And don't forget to make sure it's in the proper planter. "Hanging planters are popular, as they allow for vines to cascade from containers, creating a unique and striking visual effect," Barnett says.

Since jasmine grows rapidly, pruning will be a necessary step to keep the plant in shape, encourage branching, and help them bloom. The best time to prune them is just after flowering, the garden experts say. Shortly after your indoor jasmine plants start flowering, you will need to prune back by half an inch (there should be at least three to six sets of leaves on each branch). You can train vining jasmine species on a trellis or allow them to cascade out of a basket. "Shrubby species like Jasminum sambac should be only pruned in late spring and mid-summer to encourage more branches and flower buds over time," Hachadourian adds. "You will definitely need some space to allow them to mature, but the intoxicating fragrance is absolutely worth it." As the fall season nears, you can then stop pruning and let the plants experience cooler temperatures so the buds can set—especially Jasminum polyanthum. Evening temperatures from about 50 to 55 degrees are best to encourage flower buds.

The Best Jasmine Varieties

Within the jasmine varieties, there are actually a few that suit indoor gardening best—starting with Jasminum sambac. This indoor jasmine plant is known for its classic fragrance that you'll likely recognize. "The cultivar Grand Duke of Tuscany with double flowers is one of the best for fragrance and flowering," Hachadourian says. "This is a strong grower with stiff upright stems that benefit with seasonal pruning to control their height and encourage branching for more flowers." This plant blooms during the summer and flourishes in hot, humid conditions. You can also try out the cultivar Maid of Orleans, which is also great for indoor gardening.

Jasminum polyanthum is also a popular choice, and it just so happens to be Hachadourian's favorite. "In late winter to early spring, pink tinged buds open into a profusion of white star-shaped blooms with a powerful, sweet fragrance," the garden expert says. "This jasmine does need a cooler period to initiate blooms, but the amazing floral display makes it worth the effort." This vining plant thrives in a hanging basket or on a decorative trellis and blooms during the winter. Barnett adds that this variety can produce flowers from late December into March. Finally, the Jasminum grandiflorum is another fragrant option that blooms on and off during the year. A plus about this species? It's semi-deciduous, so it is easy to grow since it loses its foliage for a short period when new growth is coming in.

Harvesting Jasmine

"Harvesting and processing jasmine for jasmine tea and other uses can be time consuming," Barnett says. "First and foremost, those wishing to do so will need to make absolutely certain that the correct type of jasmine is grown (true jasmines are the correct variety)." She notes that some "jasmine" plants could belong to different plant genuses that are in fact dangerous to eat or drink.  

You will need to pick the jasmine plant as soon as they open—simply place the flowers in a cool location with solid airflow to dry them. "Once fully dried, the jasmine petals can be used to scent various tea leaves, infused into syrups, drinks, or more," she says. Picking your own jasmine flowers is a plus in this instance since you can make sure that the plant is pesticide- and herbicide-free.

Know how to grow jasmine plant in a pot. The Jasmine Jasminum Sambac growing guide shows the jasmine care tips on soil for jasmine, how to water and fertilize jasmine plants, how to water a jasmine plant, best fertilizer for jasmine, how to prune a jasmine plant, how to repot your jasmine plants and how to get maximum flowers in jasmine plant.

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Position: Where to Plant Jasmine

Jasmine requires 6 hours of full sun light to grow well and produce flowers. It can though tolerate partial shade.

If you grow jasmine indoors, place your plant near south-facing window where it can receive some sun light. If you don’t get direct sun indoors, then provide artificial light. If growing outdoors, move your jasmine pot indoors if temperature falls below 0°C.

Soil for Jasmine Plant

Jasmine plant needs nutrition rich free-draining soil. For this mix about 25% each of cow manure or compost and river sand or perlite in the potting mix. The sand will make the soil free draining and the manure provide the nutrition.

Pot Size

You can start your jasmine plant with a smaller pot and later transfer the plant into a bigger pot. The pot should have many drainage holes to drain excess water to prevent root rot.

Watering Jasmine Plant in Pot

Allow the soil to dry out before watering your jasmine, but keep the soil slightly moist when the plant is blooming. You can put a thick layer of sugar cane mulch to maintain humidity in soil and to prevent weeds.

Fertilizer for Arabian Jasmine Plant

  1. Fertilize every month from Spring to Autumn with N:P:K 10:30:10 fertilizer.
  2. You can feed a liquid fertilizer high in phosphorus and potassium like bone meal, banana fertilizer, comfrey tea, seaweed solution or compost or cow manure.
  3. Banana peel fertilizer is the best for jasmine plant to get maximum flowers.

Insect Problems on Jasmine Plant

  1. Sometimes insects like white flies, aphids and caterpillars and spider mite may attack the jasmine plant.
  2. Mix 1 ml Neem oil and a few drops of liquid dish washing soap in 1 litre water and spray every 15 days on both sides of the leaves to prevent insects.
  3. Flush the plant with a jet of water to remove mites or wash the plant with a soap solution.

Pruning Arabian Jasmine Plant

  1. A jasmine plant grows a lot of long vines which you can train on a trellis. If you want to grow your jasmine as a vine, then do not prune but pinch off the tips of the branches after flowering.
  2. To make a jasmine plant bushy, you need to prune it. Pruning makes the plant bushy.
  3. Prune the branches by half in mid-summer to encourage growth, flowers grow on new growth. Then trim the branches after every flush of flowers to get more flowers.

Repotting a Jasmine Plant

The Jasmine plant needs to be re-potted every two-three years when its root become pot bound and emerge from the bottom holes of the pot.

Repot the jasmine plant in a container size at least 2 inch larger.

Jasmine Propagation

Jasmine Grown from Cuttings

You can regrow the pruned cuttings to make new Jasmine plants free of cost (Grow Arabian jasmine from cuttings).

  1. Jasmine plant blooms 6-9 months of the year at correct amount of light and temperature.
  2. Sun Light is necessary for getting blooms so place the pot where it can receive at least 6 hours of direct sun light.
  3. The jasmine flowers come on the new growth, so prune your jasmine vine.
  4. Prune the jasmine plant in mid-summer and feed fertilizer every 15 days to get flowers on the new growth. It will not bloom in cold places.
  5. Jasmine will bloom indoors also if given proper care is taken.

Video on how to grow Jasmine in a Container

Jasmine has the kind of intoxicating scent that stops you in your tracks when walking past one creeping along a garden wall or fence. But while the fragrant flower might be more commonly associated with garden trellises, it’s surprisingly easy to grow indoors, too.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

And just imagine the scent of this beautiful winter bloom filling your home. Goodbye chemical air freshener – hello fresh flowers!

But before you snap one up, note that not all jasmine flowers are fragrant. Look out for Jasminum polyanthum, the variety most commonly used when growing jasmine indoors, which has a sweet aroma that’s particularly fragrant at night. Sweet dreams!

Get a fresh air boost

To get the best from your indoor jasmine, it’s wise to give it some time to flourish outdoors first – in a sunny spot during the summer and again for a six-week stretch in the cooler autumn months. This gives the buds a boost ready for the February bloom of jasmine flowers.

Keep cool

The two big cautions with indoor jasmine cultivation are don’t overheat them and don’t let the soil dry out. Particularly while the buds are developing, the plant should be kept it in a cool, well lit but unheated room (under 18ºC) for the best chance of flourishing.

Beware the bathroom

Some say the bathroom is the ideal home for jasmine because of its moisture levels and bright light. But bathrooms are also synonymous with heat so think twice before placing one right next to your bath or shower.

Feeding time

Soil for your indoor jasmine plant should be porous and remain moist (but not soggy) throughout the year. Feed once a month during spring with a half-strength liquid fertiliser that’s low in nitrogen.

A regular trim

Jasmine plants are voracious climbers so you’ll need an indoor trellis to keep it in check – and be prepared to give it a regular trim. Prune your plant right back immediately after blooming; leave it too long and you could end up accidentally lopping off next year’s buds.

There are several varieties of Jasmine that can live happily indoors as a houseplant, although by far the most popular is Jasminum polyanthum, known commonly as Chinese, Star or just plain Jasmine.

A vigorous climber (if left to its own devices) which bears numerous star shaped small flowers that easily mislead because every flower, although tiny, packs an almighty punch to the nose. With just a few of these tiny Jasmine flowers open they can fill a room with their glorious, pungent and delicious heady, slightly sickly scent.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

You will never ever forget the smell and associations of Jasmine once smelt, much like experiences of Lavender as a child.

Jasmine rivals the Hyacinth in the smelly stakes, coming second in the beauty contest, but winning first place for longevity in the home. The Hyacinth is a temporary guest at best, but the Jasmine will be happy in your home all year if the conditions and care provided is right.

Stephanotis floribunda
Another popular similar plant is Stephanotis or the Madagascar Jasmine. This plant isn’t directly related to the Star Jasmine, but the flowers have a very similar scent.

The scented flowers last for many weeks due to the sheer number of blooms it produces, which open in sequence ensuring a fantastic long attraction, either in a central spot in your home, or hidden away in a cloakroom to act as a natural air freshener.

Normally cheap to buy, easy to propagate and quite straight forward to care for, Jasmine is also simple enough to get repeat blooms the following year. So the only thing that might put you off, is the smell itself! Make sure you (or whoever you are buying it for) like the scent of Jasmine before purchasing this house plant or you’ll quickly grow to hate it!

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Few climbers can rival this plant’s beauty and fragrance. By choosing a combination of different varieties, you’ll be able to enjoy its delightful scent all year round. Follow these tips on growing jasmine throughout the year.

Jasmine at a glance

Position: does best in full sun or partial shade.
Plant: in moist, well-drained soil that’s rich in organic matter.
Flowering season: spring, summer, autumn or winter, depending on the variety.
Water needs: moderate.
Frost tolerance: generally semi-hardy to hardy.

Plant these jasmines

Spring-flowering Jasminum polyanthum

How to grow jasmine in a pot

One of the most prolific flowering plants of the entire jasmine group, J. polyanthum has delicate evergreen foliage that belies its hardy nature. From late winter through to spring, thousands of pink buds appear all over the plant and erupt into clouds of sweetly scented white flowers that last for a few days before being replaced by yet more blooms. It will grow both in full sun and semi-shade.

Landscaping tips: Reaching 4-5m, this jasmine is incredibly aggressive in its growth habits, so if you have a smaller garden, contain its roots in a pot to prevent it from taking over. However, if you have a wall or trellis that you want to cover quickly, then this is the plant for you.

Autumn-flowering Jasminum sambac

How to grow jasmine in a pot

More commonly referred to as the Arabian jasmine, this bushy 3 x 3m climber produces scented white blooms for many months of the year; the flowering season starts in late winter and continues until the following autumn. It was initially grown for its flowers which were used to make herbal teas.

Make your own fragrant cuppa by steeping a few blooms in hot water, or add them to your bath water as a pampering treat.

This plant prefers full sun and is semi-hardy.

Landscaping tips: As it blooms at night, train this jasmine up the pillars of your veranda so you can enjoy its fragrance in the evenings.

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Summer-flowering Jasminum officinale ‘Clotted Cream’

How to grow jasmine in a pot

This is a cream-coloured form of the much-loved common jasmine, but with larger flowers with even more fragrance. Not only will this climber fill your garden with its wonderful scent throughout the summer months, its flowers are edible and make a pretty addition to salads and desserts. It’s semi-hardy, prefers full sun and reaches a mature size of 12 x 3m.

Landscaping tips: It spreads quickly in all directions, so it’s a great choice for covering unsightly buildings or large trellised areas.

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Winter-flowering Gelsemium sempervirens

How to grow jasmine in a pot

With sprays of scented yellow trumpet flowers from late autumn all the way through to spring, this false jasmine will add a cheery touch to any winter garden. Reaching 3–6m, this plant grows in full sun or semi-shade and is frost hardy. Take care when pruning it as the sap may cause skin irritations.

Landscaping tips: G. sempervirens has a light, airy, twining habit that works well in an informal setting, especially when it’s combined with other spring- and summer-flowering climbers. Allow it to scramble over fences or up a trellis.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Few flowering plants make better potted plants than jasmines (Jasminum spp.). Although a potted jasmine could stay outdoors year-round if you live in a region without frost in winter, they do equally well moved indoors for winter in colder areas, and can also grow as houseplants. Several kinds of jasmine are available, all growing well in pots when given some basic care and attention.

Potted Culture

All jasmine varieties flower best when grown in full sun, although they can tolerate partial shade for a few hours each day. In the heat of summer, you might move a potted jasmine into light shade during the hottest part of the day to prevent scorching of leaves and flower buds. When grown indoors, they do best in a sunny, south- or west-facing window. Jasmines grow in any type of soil, as long as it is well-draining. They don’t tolerate constantly wet or soggy soil, and can develop root rot or other fungal diseases under these conditions. Jasmines prefer regular watering while flowering, but you can give the plant a rest in non-flowering periods, allowing the top few inches of soil to dry between waterings.

White-Flowered Jasmines

Several jasmines that do well as potted plants have pure white flowers. Arabian jasmine (Jasminum sambac) is one example that has small, waxy-petaled, 1-inch-wide white flowers with an intensely sweet fragrance. It grows as a bushy vine that sprawls aggressively and does best when grown in a pot containing a trellis or other support. Another variety, star jasmine (Jasminum nitidum), has narrow, shiny leaves and white, pinwheel-shaped flowers on strong, woody vines. Although its vines can grow to 20 feet long, it responds well to regular trimming, becoming a bushy and lush potted plant. It can grow outdoors year-round in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 and 11, while Arabian jasmine is a bit hardier, growing outdoors in USDA zones 9 through 11.

Yellow-Flowered Jasmines

Several jasmines that make good potted plants have colorful yellow flowers. The primrose or Chinese jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi) is one example that grows outdoors year-round in USDA zones 8 through 10. A rambling vine whose stems become woody as they age, it can be up to 5 feet tall and does well in a large pot with a trellis or wire support. Its light yellow flowers are trumpet-shaped, extremely fragrant and appear in spring and early summer. Winter or hardy jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) also does well as a large potted plant. It has yellow flowers that, although not fragrant, can cover the plant in a mass of bright yellow in late winter or early spring. As its name suggests, this kind of jasmine is especially cold-tolerant and can stay outdoors year-round in USDA zones 6 through 9.

Other Jasmines

Several other jasmines also work well as potted plants. One of these, called pink jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum), is a fast-growing vine that twines rapidly around any support. In a pot, it is especially attractive when trained around a circular trellis or a topiary-style support. Its flowers are a deep, rosy pink when in bud, opening as pale pink, highly fragrant flowers that gradually age to white. This jasmine does well outdoors in USDA zones 8 through 11. Another variety, called downy jasmine (Jasminum multiflorum), is unusual not for its flowers, which are pure white and mildly fragrant, but for the downy substance on its stems and leaves that gives the entire plant a gray-green appearance. It makes an attractive potted plant that also trains well on trellises and is suitable for outdoor culture in USDA zones 9 through 11.

Jasmine is a perennial shrubby liana that can be cultivated like a climber, provided it is palisaded. It can of course be planted in pots or planters, on a terrace or balcony. There are many species of jasmine, but the officinal jasmine, or white jasmine, is one of the most hardy, most common and easiest to live with.

How to plant jasmine in a pot?

  1. Offer him a large container with a hole in the bottom (at least 40 cm in all directions) because his rooting is vigorous.
  2. Place the rootball in a bucket of water to rehydrate it.
  3. Put clay balls in the bottom and cover with a veil to prevent the soil from clogging the drainage holes when watering.
  4. Use a special Mediterranean plant potting soil or a good geranium potting soil lightened with coarse sand or perlite.
  5. Position the jasmine and its stake, and fill in with substrate.
  6. Water generously and mulch to limit the frequency of watering.

How to water potted jasmine?

In pots, it is necessary to water more regularly than in the ground because the water evaporates faster. Water as soon as the soil is dry on the surface because this climber likes to have fresh, but not soggy, soil.

In summer, do not hesitate to put a layer of mulch to preserve the humidity of the soil and keep it cool.

How to repot a jasmine?

Jasmine is repotted in the spring, every 2-3 years. If you see rootlets coming out of the holes in your pot and wrapping around the root ball, it’s time to repot! Take the root ball out of the pot and choose a new one 1.5 times bigger than the previous one.

Replace a drainage layer (clay balls or gravel) at the bottom of the pot, so that the water does not stagnate. Mix potting soil with sand and some compost. Cover your clay balls with it and place the root ball in the pot. The collar should be just below the top of the pot. Fill up with the mixture, compact and sprinkle with water.

Which jar for jasmine?

Prefer terracotta pots that allow water and air to circulate. When you buy your jasmine, it is already in a small plastic pot. Choose a new container that measures 2cm (diameter or width) more than the one you bought.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Protect a jasmine in winter?

Out of mild climate, bring it in during the winter as soon as night temperatures drop below 2°C, jasmine in pot being more gelatinous than in the open ground. Store it in a clear, unheated (but frost-free) room.

How to cut jasmines?

After flowering, cut a 15 cm long branch, not too young (green). Remove the lower leaves and put the cutting in a pot filled with a mixture of soil and sand. You can plant several per pot.

Water in a fine rain.

Place the pot in the shade under cover and keep the substrate moist. Depending on the species, rooting takes more or less time. Sambac jasmine, for example, may take several months to root.

How to fertilize potted jasmine?

During the growth period, then during the flowering season (April to August), apply liquid fertilizer for flowering plants every 15 days.

How to take care of potted star jasmine?

In the same way as false jasmine in the ground for fertilizer applications. However, it will need regular watering and pruning may be more important to control its development.

Size of the jasmine in pot

During the first few years, jasmine grows slowly and often needs to be helped to climb up by palliating it on its support.

Once installed, its growth accelerates. Prune the false jasmine once a year, just after flowering. Eliminate the dry branches and slightly shorten the stems which have just bloomed to densify its port.

Attacks and diseases of potted jasmine

Jasmine is very resistant to disease and parasites. Aphids can visit it, let the ladybugs do their work and they will soon arrive or spray a soapy solution to eliminate them.

Summary

The flowering of the jasmines is spread out from March to September according to the species. With white, yellow or pink flowers, sometimes fragrant, jasmines are grown in pots or in the ground.

Unless you enjoy a mild winter climate, this jasmine needs to be grown in a pot to be kept in a bright but frost-free room in winter, such as a veranda or an unheated greenhouse.

Jasmines are very popular deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen climbing plants. Most are summer flowering, producing white, cream or pink, scented flowers. Jasminum nudiflorum (winter jasmine) is a wall shrub that, as its name suggests, produces its delightful yellow flowers in winter.

Several summer-flowering species are commonly grown – and some are hardier than others. Jasminum officinale (common summer jasmine), J. beesianum, J. humile and J. x stephanense are generally frost hardy and can be grown outside against a warm, sunny wall. In cold regains, it is better to grow them in a a conservatory or greenhouse.

Jasminum mesnyi and J. polyanthum are not hardy and are best grown as houseplants, preferably in a conservatory or greenhouse.

How to grow jasmine

Cultivation

Indoors, jasmines prefer a brightly lit position, preferably a south-facing or west-facing aspect, but with some protection from strong, burning sunlight in summer. They can be moved outside to a warm, sunny patio in summer – but make sure you bring them back indoors before the weather turns cold and frosty in autumn. They need a minimum temperature of 13-15°C (55-60°F).

Outdoors, summer-flowering jasmines need to be grown in a warm, sunny, sheltered position – preferably a south- or south-west facing aspect. Jasminum nudiflorum tolerates more shade and can also be grown in a a south-east or north-west facing aspect.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Planting jasmine

Indoors

Jasmines are perfect for growing in good-sized pots and other large containers of multi-purpose compost or John Innes compost.

Outside

Dig over the soil thoroughly and add lots of bulky organic matter, such as planting compost, to break up heavy soils and help ensure good drainage.

Plant in good sized pots using John Innes compost.

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Flower borders and beds, walls and fences, patios, containers, city and courtyard gardens, houseplant, indoor plant, summer patio plant.

How to care for jasmine

Indoors

Water plants moderately when plants are in growth (April to September), but more sparingly when dormant (autumn and winter).

Feed with a high potash liquid feed (such as a tomato feed) every few weeks during the growing season from late spring to early autumn.

Outside

Water freely during dry weather. Plants growing in containers will need regular watering from spring to the beginning of autumn.

Feed once a year with a controlled-release feed applied in spring, or liquid feed every fortnight from March to September.

Training and pruning

Jasmines need a stout support to grow up. Train the stems to cover their support and tie them in regularly.

Summer jasmines Prune immediately after flowering, in late summer or early autumn. Winter jasmine Prune in spring, immediately after flowering.

Cut back the stems that have flowered to a strong side-shoot lower down on the plant. At the same time, thin out overcrowded, crossing and unwanted stems.

You’re sitting outside, taking in the warming sun, and suddenly the perfume hits you. Someone down the street has planted jasmine and its perfume has wafted into your garden to remind you that you need to plant one of your own.

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Let it clamber over a trellis or cascade over a fence. Curl it over an archway or drape it along the balcony. That way you get a more direct hit of its intense fragrance, and you’ll appreciate the pretty spring flowers up close.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Types of jasmine

Arabian jasmine (Jasminum sambac)

How to grow jasmine in a pot

This is one of the sweetest-smelling jasmines and has waxy, wavy, glossy leaves that show off the pure-white, pinwheel-shaped flowers. It’s not an energetic viner like most other jasmines and can easily be pruned into a pretty shrub. Coming from India, it prefers a warm climate. Size 1.5H x 2.5mW.

Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens)

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Small clusters of yellow, scented trumpet-like flowers appear in spring and last for months, sometimes re-appearing in autumn. The foliage is long, elliptical, glossy green, often with a bronze tinge. Grow along a fence or over a rockery. Size 6mH x 6mW.

Chinese star jasmine (Trachelospermum jasminoides)

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Nothing holds back this clamberer. It even scrambles over hard surfaces so makes a great ground cover. The white, lacy highly-perfumed flowers come out in profusion from mid-spring to mid-summer over a backdrop of glossy, rich light green leaves. Size 9mH x 5-8mW.

Japanese or primrose jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi)

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Lemon yellow flowers appear in late winter and spring, but don’t come with any perfume, which may be why it’s fallen out of favour in Australian gardens over the past couple of decades. You can trim it into a shrub or let it climb. Size 3mH x 2mW.

Native jasmine (Pandorea sp)

How to grow jasmine in a pot

There are many types of this vigorous evergreen climber. The tubular or funnel-shaped, lightly perfumed flowers come in pink, creamy white, bright white with maroon or burgundy coloured throats, even little yellow-orange ones. Size 5mH x 3mW.

Common jasmine (Jasminum officinal)

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Semi-evergreen or deciduous, this is both vigorous and graceful, producing clusters of 3-5 tiny white flowers from late spring through to summer on strong twining stems. Thrives in coastal gardens and can be used as groundcover. Size 4.5H x 9mW.

Design ideas

Pergola

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Train jasmine over your pergola for a spring sensation and enjoy the leafy cover during the rest of the year.

Trellis

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Most jasmines are exuberant vines so will need support, such as a trellis, wire, picket fence or an arch.

Variegated

How to grow jasmine in a pot

For delightful pink, cream and green colours all year round, plant Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Tricolour’.

Windows

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Plant jasmine close to windows so the scent drifts into your rooms during the day.

How to care for jasmine

They give so much, yet ask for so little in return. Jasmine is one of the most low-maintenance plants you can have in your garden.

Soil

Aspect

Full sun or part shade.

Climate

Frost hardy and drought tolerant when established.

Feeding

Fertilise in spring and autumn and water when soil is dry.

Pruning

Cut back quite heavily with clean secateurs once flowering finishes. The plant will then be able to put all its energy into producing twines and foliage. Keep trimming through summer and autumn to maintain the shape you prefer.

How to pot jasmine

How to grow jasmine in a pot

The vigorous pink jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) can become an environmental weed, so enjoy its sweet scent while containing it in a pot. Use good-quality potting mix and keep the plant where it gets at least four hours of sun a day. Repot just before spring every two years.

Jasmine is a tropical plant that has over 200 different species. The plant produces charming little star-shaped white blooms that often have pink highlights on the petals. In addition to looking beautiful, the Jasmine flower also has a pleasant sweet smell that is calming to your body. I love the scent of Jasmine; in fact, so much that I even named my daughter after this exquisite plant.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

I never really grew Jasmine plants in my home until recently, and when I enter my home now, its sweet aroma is the first thing that I smell. Caring for tropical plants can be tricky, so in this guide I will give you the tools that you need to make your Jasmine plants thrive.

How to Plant and Care for Jasmine

Soil – The soil that your Jasmine plant should be planted in can vary quite a bit. I like to use an organic blend of porous material as well as bark, peat, and other soil that drains well.

Sun – Jasmine plants like bright sunlight, so if the plant is indoors, make sure that it is getting sunlight for up to four hours a day. Having the plant in front of a southern facing window will do wonders for its growth. During the winter months, the plant will not need quite as much direct sunlight.

Temperature – Being a tropical plant, Jasmine plants are able to handle hot and humid temperatures, but they will not survive cold, winter temperatures. When growing Jasmine, try to keep the temperature between 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. After the plant is through blooming, you can keep the plant in a cool room, but no cooler than 41 degrees.

Water – Jasmine plants need a lot of water, especially when they are in bloom. It is best to always keep the soil slightly moist. The plants should be watered on a weekly basis, but if the soil becomes dry before that, water the plant early.

Fertilizer – When fertilizing a Jasmine plant, you want to use a fertilizer that is rich in potassium and phosphorus. This type of fertilizer will help extend the bloom time of the plant. Indoor Jasmine plants should be fertilized at least twice a year, but during the growing season of spring and summer, liquid fertilizer can be fed to the plant every few weeks.

Growing Jasmine Indoors

Jasmine will thrive indoors if they are given proper care; in fact, they can grow up to two feet each year. This plant requires a lot of sun, so if you do not have a south facing window with a lot of sun available, then during the summer months, the plant will benefit from a few hours of being outside in the sun. Autumn arriving causes blooms to bud. Cool, well circulated air is great for encouraging winter blooms to form; if the temperature is too warm, the plant will not bloom.

Pinching and Pruning

When you begin to see new growth on a Jasmine plant, you should begin pinching the stems to promote growth. This process should be completed during the first two years of the plant’s life, and you should only pinch the top half inch of the stem. Once blooming has completed for the season, you should also consider pruning the plant.

You will want to remove any dead foliage or tangled stems from the plant. In addition, remove any diseased areas of the plant to make sure that the disease does not spread. If you are training your plant to grow a certain way, then you should trim unruly stems as well.

Propagation

The best way to propagate Jasmine is to use cuttings. The cuttings should be about three inches in length, and it should have two to three sets of leaves on the top of the cutting. To encourage the cutting to take root, you need to plant it in a soil mixture that contains peat moss, sand, and other types of soil that drain well. Cover the plant with a plastic tent to encourage growth; this can easily be constructed from a plastic bag. Make sure to place the plant in a well-lit room that is about 65 degrees Fahrenheit. In about four weeks, you will see new growth, which indicates that the plant has taken root. Allow the new plant to grow until the roots fill the starter pot, and then transplant it in the early spring of the year.

Winter Care

Jasmines are easy to care for in the winter, but you should cut back on the amount of sunlight, water, and fertilizer that you are giving it. In addition, the plant will be fine in cooler rooms of your home; as long as the temperature does not drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, the plant will be able to endure the cold winter months indoors.

Common Problems That Jasmine Plants Experience

Since Jasmines are tropical plants, one of the most common issues related to them is rust and blight. These two conditions cause damage to the leaves; it can affect the coloration of the foliage, make the leaves wilt, and it can even pass to younger stems or cutting offspring that is taken from the mature plant. Getting rid of fungal issues such as these require baking soda spray and plenty of aeration. If these issues remain, you may need to clean the pot and the roots to ensure that the disease is gone.

Aphids, whiteflies, and mites are insects that suck the vitality out of a Jasmine plant and cause damage to the plant, but caterpillars, budworms, and webworms can cause damage to the leaves as well. The best way to get rid of most pests that can affect your Jasmine plants is to create a soapy solution that you can apply to the leaves of the plant. If you know what the pest is, then you can target it specifically with an insecticide spray.

If you are looking for a plant that will make your home smell amazing when it blooms, then Jasmines are perfect. Even though they are tropical plants, they are not that difficult to invigorate in an indoor space.

When it comes to fragrant flowers, jasmine tops all the rest. Classified under the genus Jasminum of plants, jasmines belong to the family Oleaceae. Known for its fragrance and exquisite beauty, the Jasmine flower has long been an area of ​​interest for many gardeners. Widely cultivated for its rich, intense scent jasmine has always been a popular species not only for gardening purposes but also for perfume as well as medicinal uses. Jasmine is considered sacred in India and has spiritual significance.

Whether you are growing jasmine indoors or outside in the garden, you may be worried when your jasmine does not bloom. After nourishing and caring for the jasmine indoor plant, you may wonder why the jasmine flowers are not thriving. In today’s blog, we are going to provide you with tips and tricks on how to make jasmine plant indoor bloom.

Constant blooms, divine aroma and attractive green leaves are characteristic of one of the most famous aromatic flowering plants around. The best blooming plants are well cared for and fed regularly. Scroll down to know the secret tips to make your jasmine plant flourish!

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Choose the Right Jasmine Plant

As is often the case with common names, various ‘jasmine’ shrubs do not belong to the jasmine family. These are called ‘false jasmine’ because they often share the same characteristic white colour, and rich fragrances yet differ in their growth and maintenance needs. So, it is essential to choose the right jasmine plant. Here are a few jasmine plants which you can grow indoors

  • Jasminum polyanthum
  • Jasminum Grandiflorum
  • Jasminum Nudiflorum
  • Stephanotis floribunda

Talking about false jasmine plant, they are namely:

  • Trachelospermum Asiaticum (Star Jasmine)
  • Cestrum Nocturnum (Cape Jasmine)
  • Gardenia Jasminoides (Night-blooming Jasmine)

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Growing Jasmine Indoors

Jasmine will bloom indoors if given proper care;

Sunlight:This plant requires a lot of sun, so if you do not have a south-facing window available with lots of sunlight, then benefit your jasmine plant for a few hours of being outdoors in the sun. The bud blossoms as autumn arrive. The fresh, well-circulated air is excellent for encouraging winter blooms; If the temperature is too hot, the plant will not bloom.

Watering:Jasmine plants require a lot of water, especially when they are in bloom. It is best always to keep the soil slightly moist. The plants should be watered weekly, but if the soil dries before this, water the plant early. If jasmine is grown indoors, the soil should be moist and well-drained, but not in water. Allow the soil to become moist during summer and let it dry between water.

Fertilizer:When fertilizing a Jasmine plant, use a fertilizer that is rich in potassium and phosphorus.

Pinching and Pruning:When you start seeing new growth on a jasmine plant, you should start pinching the stems to promote growth. This process should be completed during the first two years of plant life, and you should only pinch the top half-inch of the stem. Once the blooming season is complete, you should also consider pruning the plant.

So, these were some tips on how to grow jasmine plant indoor and keep it flourish. Before we go, let us provide you with some interesting facts about jasmine flowers.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Some Facts About Jasmine

  • Jasmine flower reach a height of 10–15 feet, growing about 12–24 inches per year.
  • Jasmine leaves are either evergreen or autumn.
  • The jasmine stems are thin, black, green, shiny, fickle and about 4-sided.
  • Most species of Jasmine bear white flowers, which are about 1 inch in size.
  • The Jasmine oil, which is a very popular fragrant oil, contains benzyl acetate, terpinol, jasmone, benzyl benzoate, linalool, several alcohols, and other compounds.
  • The two types of Jasmine used for oil production are Jasminum grandiflorum and Jasminum officinal.
  • Among the essential oils extracted from jasmine is the perfume and cosmetics industry. They are used in the manufacture of soaps, lotions, shampoos and creams.
  • The scent of jasmine produces a calming and relaxing effect and has soothing properties.
  • Dried jasmine flowers are used to make jasmine tea. A mixture of jasmine and green tea is very popular and often a type of tea in Asia.
  • Syrup made from jasmine flowers is used as a flavour enhancing agent in the food industry.
  • Jasmine is used to relieving tension and headaches. It can reduce the symptoms of PMS, and relax the uterine muscles.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Here we end our blog. Hope the above tips will help you nourish your beautiful jasmine plant. Happy Gardening!

Star jasmine doesn’t require deep soil to grow well, and can be grown successfully in pots.

Where does jasmine grow best?

Where to plant jasmine – Jasmine will grow well in full sun to partial shaded areas. Summer-flowering jasmine does better in a sunny spot, while other varieties, such as winter jasmine, like a more shaded area. Soils that jasmine thrive in – Jasmine needs well-drained but moist, moderately fertile sandy loamy soil.

How long does it take for jasmine to grow?

Growth Rate: Common jasmine is moderately fast growing. It grows 12 to 24 inches a year. Landscape Use: Plant jasmine near the house or near a walk so its intense fragrance can be enjoyed and so you can watch hummingbirds and butterflies come to the flowers.

How do you get jasmine to climb?

To encourage jasmine to climb, begin by planting it as close to the base of the pergola as possible. Then, loosely secure the vine to the structure with twine, zip ties, or fabric strips to keep the jasmine growing in the right direction.

How do I care for a jasmine plant?

Jasmine as a Houseplant Jasmine plants like water. The soil should always be slightly moist, but not soggy. Fertilize Jasmine twice a year with fertilizer that is rich in potassium and phosphorus. Keep jasmine under control with proper pruning, especially at the beginning of spring. Repot in springtime.

How do you care for an outdoor jasmine plant?

Growing Outdoor Jasmine You need well-drained, moist soil that’s moderately fertile. Place the plant here it will receive at least four hours of full sunlight daily, and plant it between June and November. Each plant needs at least 8 feet of space for healthy root growth. In spring, add 5-10-5 fertilizer to the soil.

How do you keep a jasmine plant blooming?

To ensure good blooming: Prune in late spring after the jasmine flowers to encourage lush growth and prepare the vine for flowering the following year. Prune again in late summer to eliminate scraggly growth if desired. Do not prune after late summer.

Is jasmine quick growing?

Jasmine is of course highly fragrant. But these plants are also very showy and fast growing which makes them an ideal climber for most gardens. They grow quickly and will spread swiftly to cover walls and outbuildings. One of the fastest growing climbing plants.

Will jasmine survive winter?

During the winter months, the plant will not need quite as much direct sunlight. Temperature – Being a tropical plant, Jasmine plants are able to handle hot and humid temperatures, but they will not survive cold, winter temperatures. When growing Jasmine, try to keep the temperature between 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.

Does star jasmine like sun or shade?

It has proven to be highly adaptable to cold and heat, sun and shade and a variety of soil types. However, it grows best in loamy soils, with regular moisture and protection from hot sun to keep its rich color and prolong its flowering cycle.

Does jasmine climb on its own?

Growing and Training Jasmine Vines Some varieties support themselves better than others, but all benefit from training. When planning to grow jasmine on a trellis or other climbing structure, first make sure you have the right conditions and location.

How long do jasmine flowers last?

produces white to yellow blossoms that exude fragrances long after they are picked from their stem. With their long-lasting fragrance, the flowers also remain open and fresh for many months while still gaining nourishment from rich soil in preferred U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 7 through 10.

Why is my jasmine plant dying?

A lack of water can account for jasmine’s failure to begin growing again. Drought and dry soil prevent the jasmine from starting a new season’s growth, leaving the plant dormant and looking dead. Regular watering helps bring the plant out of its dormancy.

What is the best fertilizer for jasmine plant?

A 7-9-5 fertilizer works well for jasmine plants. It is 7 percent nitrogen, which ensures lush, healthy, green leaves, 9 percent phosphorus for abundant, large flowers and 5 percent potassium for strong roots and improved resistance to diseases, insects and drought.

Is jasmine difficult to grow?

Jasmine plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance. The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections. Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.

Why is my outdoor jasmine not flowering?

The non-flowering jasmine may be living in the wrong growing conditions. Light and the right temperature are necessary for blooms from the jasmine that is not flowering. Temperatures should fall between the 65 and 75 degrees F. Prune your jasmine plant when blooms are finished.

Can jasmine live in low light?

Plant jasmine in full to partial sunlight, in well-drained soil of average fertility. Keep it evenly moist. It grows well as a container plant outdoors, or in well-lit indoor locations. Several varieties will tolerate low light, but they bloom less in low light conditions.

Is Epsom salt good for jasmine plant?

Yes, there seem to be good, relevant reasons for using Epsom salts for plants. Epsom salt helps improve flower blooming and enhances a plant’s green color. It can even help plants grow bushier.

Why are the leaves on my jasmine turning yellow?

Improper Watering: It may sound contradictory, but both too much and too little water can cause yellow leaves on jasmine plants. Jasmine performs best in rich, organic, well-drained soil. pH Problems: Yellowing jasmine foliage also occurs with poor soil conditions. Although jasmine is forgiving, it prefers acidic soil.

There are two types of Jasmine that are grown in the UK. Summer jasmine, Jasminum officinale can be grown in sunny and sheltered spots in the milder regions of the UK and winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum which will provide flowers in shady and cold places when little else is in bloom.

Growing jasmine:

Summer jasmine is a lot fussier when it comes to its location when it is grown in the UK. It will require a very sheltered spot in full sun with a south or south-west aspect. Winter jasmine is more tolerant of shade and cold and yet only some variants are frost hardy.

Those jasmines that are frost hardy can be kept in a greenhouse or polytunnel as long as it is kept frost free with a heater in the coldest weather, though most jasmines will only survive if they are kept indoors over the winter, somewhere with a minimum night time temperature of 13-15 degrees Celsius.

Of course the delicacy of these plants means that it is almost always infeasible to grow jasmine directly in the ground, though they can make lovely container specimens. With container grown jasmine the key thing to consider is the drainage. Good drainage in your containers is essential. This can be achieved by placing crocks in the bottom and by using a good, fertile and free-draining potting medium.

You should water jasmine freely when the weather is good and the plants are in active growth in spring and summer and then begin to water less as the weather begins to cool down in the autumn. Only sparse watering is necessary in the winter.

Jasmine grown in containers should be fed with a potassium rich feed – the same solution you might use to fertilise tomato plants. This can be a proprietary organic plant feed or something home made like a comfrey tea or seaweed feed.

Summer jasmine is best pruned after the plant has finished flowering, in the late summer or early autumn, while winter jasmine is best pruned in the spring. Jasmine is propagated by layering or cuttings.

Why grow jasmine in the garden?

Jasmine is usually grown for its pretty and delicate flowers. It can be used to make tea or for its fragrance and it has also been used in herbal medicine. The smell of jasmine is said to be really good for calming the nerves and reducing stress and it is a common ingredient for perfumes and bath products.

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Do you dab a drop behind your ears, splash it into the bath, or use it for aromatherapy?

Jasmine is one of the most seductive scents going – and I speak as a chap with a very discerning nose.

Jasmine’s fragrance carries and fills the air with the rich, heady scent of hot Turkish delight and rose petal jelly – with added pheromones.

There, it makes you feel romantic just thinking about it. No garden should be without one.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Jasmine is one of the most seductive scents going

The best known is the old cottage garden favourite, Jasminum officinale, whose flowers are white. Go for the variety grandiflorum if you can; it has slightly bigger flowers that start out as pink buds. Both keep going through the summer, so you can enjoy scent from July to September or early October.

And although they are quite big – strong twining climbers that can reach 40ft – they are perfectly happy to share space with other climbers, such as roses.

They are also perfect for growing on a wall, over the front porch or round the patio doors, or for cladding a trellis screen, arch or outbuilding.

Alternatively, you can grow it with something spectacular but unperfumed, such as passionflower or a big, strong clematis – you can’t team jasmine with something too small or delicate, for fear it will take over and swamp it.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

Jasmine’s fragrance fills the air with the heady scent of hot Turkish delight and rose petal jelly

Jasmine needs a well-sheltered spot in sun or very light shade to do well. In that situation, you’ll find the scent builds up beautifully, as it’s not wafted away on the wind.

If you want to plant a jasmine, you could either put one in straight away or wait until the end of April. Dig a large hole, work in plenty of well-rotted organic matter and plant it without breaking up the root ball any more than you have to. Water the new plant in and keep it watered in dry spells for its first summer and, from then on, it should take care of itself.

How to grow jasmine in a pot

If the plant grows too big, you can cut it back to a suitable size

The first few shoots will need tying in to supports, but as long as it has a trellis, netting or branches to scramble up, it’ll hold on for itself.

It has the potential to be a pretty big plant, so in due course your thoughts will probably turn to pruning. If the plant grows too big, you can cut it back to a suitable size when it’s finished flowering at the end of summer.

Of course, the common jasmine isn’t the only species around. There’s an altogether posher kind, Jasminum beesianum, a semi-evergreen twining climber with scented pink flowers in early summer.

But it’s not as reliable or as long flowering as J officinale. It’s also a tad tender, but it’s smaller, at roughly 15ft, so easier to fit into small gardens.