Jasmine Plant

Jasminum polyanthum

Jasmine is a very fragrant indoor flowering plant that originated in China and the tropical areas of Asia. The buds of the plant are often more fragrant than the flowers. Indoor Jasmine has shiny oval leaves and white waxy 1” tubular flowers that develop from pink buds. This twining climbing plant with long slender trailing stems is one of the easiest varieties of Jasmine to grow indoors. Another good indoor variety is Jasminum sambac or “Maid of New Orleans.” Under the right conditions Jasmine may bloom several times a year, filling your home with a beautiful scent. The flowers of true Jasmine (Oleaceae Family) are nontoxic if eaten. The flowers of false Jasmine (Loganiaceae family) such as Yellow Jasmine or Carolina Jasmine are highly toxic. If you are unsure whether you have a true or false Jasmine always err on the side of caution and keep the plant away from children and animals.