Jasmine Plant

Jasmine plants are very fragrant, flowering plants that originated in China and the tropical areas of Asia. The buds of a jasmine plant are often more fragrant than the flowers.  Jasmine plants have shiny, oval leaves and white, pink, or pale yellow tubular flowers.  The Jasmine “polyanthum” variety is a twining, climbing plant with long, slender, trailing stems and is one of the easiest varieties to grow indoors. Another good indoor variety is Jasminum “sambac” or “Maid of New Orleans.” Under the right conditions, high humidity and very bright light,  jasmine plants will bloom several times a year, filling your home with a beautiful scent.

        

J.polyanthum      J.Night Blooming     J. Confederate            J. Arabian Sambac

FAQ

I Bought a Jasmine Plant in Bloom Two Years Ago and It Was Gorgeous. I Put in in Front of a West Facing Window Where It Gets Great Light, but My Jasmine Plant Has Never Bloomed Again. How Do I Get Me Jasmine Plant to Produce Flowers?

Jasmine Plants need more than bright light in order to bloom. Starting in October and for the next 6-8 weeks, keep your Jasmine Plant in total darkness from sunset to sunrise. The temperature where you keep your Jasmine Plant during this time should be between 40-50 degrees. These conditions help set the buds on a Jasmine Plant.

My Jasmine Plant Is Getting Huge and Sort of Wild Looking. What’s the Best Way to Cut It Back and Prune a Jasmine Plant?

The ideal time to prune a Jasmine Plant is right after it has finished blooming in the winter. You can continue to prune a Jasmine Plant until August when all pruning should stop. The more you prune a Jasmine Plant, the bushier it becomes.

Why Are the Leaves on My Jasmine Plant Are Getting Funny Colored Marks on Them? I Am Keeping the Soil My Jasmine Plant Wet, Watering It Every Other Day. The Jasmine Plant Is Also Getting Plenty of Bright

The discoloration and marks on the leaves of your Jasmine Plant is because you are keeping the soil too wet. The soil of a Jasmine Plant should be moist but not soggy. Always allow the top 1/2 to 1 inch of soil to dry out before watering a Jasmine Plant.

Why Are the Leaves on My Jasmine Plant Drooping When the Soil Is Wet? I Have My Jasmine Plant in a West Window in Really Good Light.

There could be two reasons why the leaves of your Jasmine Plant are drooping. Jasmine Plant leaves droop if the plant is getting too much direct sun. This can easily occur if a Jasmine Plant sits in a window with a western exposure during the summer. Try moving your Jasmine Plant to an area where it will get bright but no direct sunlight. The second reason for droppy leaves on a Jasmine Plant is more serious. You may have over- watered your Jasmine Plant and killed the roots.