Arabian Jasmine: Care, Pruning, Repotting and Fertilizers

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General Information about Arabian/Indian Jasmine Plants

  • Jasmine plant has a vine kind of behavior. Over time, you will see the plant developing a lot of long vines. You can trim your plant when you want and it will follow that path and grow in that direction.

  • So it is a great plant that can be molded according to your preference.

  • Jasmine Plants bloom in Summer (June-Aug)

  • On an average, a plant will produce 100’s of flowers.

Growing Jasmine Indoors

  • You can grow the Jasmine plant indoors if you are providing adequate sunlight, like near a window, or providing some artificial light.

Insects / Diseases

  • Common pests:

    • Caterpillars chewing on leaves.

    • Aphids

    • Whiteflies

  • To control these pests, you can

    • Spray neem oil

    • Spray a soapy spray

Pruning / Maintenance

  • Since Jasmine plant is naturally a vining plant, you do need to prune it as it grows larger.

  • How frequent you prune really depends on your goals. 

  • I generally grow Jasmine as a bush, and prune it accordingly so it does not grow wild on to other plants.

  • You can also train your Jasmine to grow in a direction. 

  • Prune the plant in winter season, when the plant is dormant.

Repotting the Jasmine Plant

  • Just like any other potted plant, Jasmine plant needs to be repotted every 2 years or so.

  • It gets severely root bound when it is planted in containers.

  • Separate the soil from the roots in order to prepare for transplanting.

  • Use a cultivator or just chop off few roots to prepare space for the plant to grow in the new container.

  • Reduce the size of the roots and the plant is ready to be planted into a new container.

  • Wash the roots before planting, so you get rid of all the dirt that is around the roots; creating some more space.

Potting Mix

  • Use a 5-1-1 mix, a mix of

    • Wood chips

    • Peat moss

    • Perlite

  • Add some slow release fertilizer once its planted

Fertilizer schedule

  • Plants and containers do need nutrients, so make sure you are fertilizing your Jasmine Plants at least twice a year for a good growth and great looking flowers.

  • March-April | All purpose Fertilizer

  • June-July | Bloom booster Fertilizer

 

Types of Jasmine Plants

  1. Arabian Jasmine

Arabian Jasmine (Jasminum Sambac) - Mogra

  • Scientific name: Jasminum Sambac

  • commonly found in Southeast Asian countries.

  • Very similar to the Indian Jasmine (called Grand Duke of Tuscany).

  • It is popularly known as “Mogra” or “Malli” in India.

  1. White / Pink Jasmine

White / Pink Jasmine - Jasminum Polyanthum

  • Scientific name: Jasminum Polyanthum

  • Twining climber native to China and Burma.

  • Produces reddish-pink in late winter/early spring, followed by 5-petalled star like flowers.

  • This type of Jasmine is also called Winter Jasmine, and is very ideal for indoor planting with little sunlight. 

  • The ideal temperature is 15 C - 20 C

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Arabian Jasmine: Care, Pruning, Repotting and Fertilizers

General Information about Arabian/Indian Jasmine Plants. Growing Jasmine Indoors, Insects / Diseases, Pruning / Maintenance, Repotting the Jasmine Plant,Fertilizer schedule and Potting Mix, Types of Jasmine Plants.