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Jasmine Plant

Jasmine is a gardeners choice. This tropical sub-tropical beauty has an amazing fragrance and what makes the jasmine more unique is that there are over 200 hundred species making the jasmine a very huge family. The jasmine also produces beautiful white flowers so if you are ever thinking of installing a beautiful fragrant plant the jasmine is the plant for you.

My wife and I brought a jasmine plant a few years ago and planted it near our bedroom window and there are times in the stillness of the evening when the weather is cool and cozy the beautiful aroma that comes through our bedroom window from her jasmine plant is pretty amazing. So sit back and continue reading on how to grow these fragrant beauties both in and outdoors.

Things you will need to know

  • Planting Location
  • Soil Type
  • Watering Methods
  • Fertilizing Methods
  • Garden insect pest of jasmine
  • Disease issues
  • Ideas where to grow jasmine
  • Container grown jasmine
  • Growing jasmine indoors

Planting Location

When deciding to plant your jasmine look for an area that gets lots of sunlight seeing that this is a tropical, sub-tropical plant.

Soil Type

When choosing the soil type for your jasmine, it should be a soil that drains well. A soil such as a good organic soil mix will hold the right amount of water but will allow excess water to drain.

Watering Methods

To ensure that your jasmine has nice healthy blooms it is best to water your jasmine on a weekly basis. Ensure that the soil is somewhat moist at all times but not waterlogged because overwatering will cause root rot.

Fertilizing Methods

A fertilizer rich in phosphorus and potassium will help your jasmine to produce nice healthy beautiful blossoms. It is best to fertilize during the growing season and remember before fertilizing read and follow the manufacturer’s label because the label is the law. The new stems should be pinched to produce new growth.

Garden insect pests of jasmine

As beautiful and fragrant as the jasmine plant is this garden beauty has its share of insect pests which includes

  • Aphids
  • Mites
  • Scales
  • Whiteflies
  • Caterpillars
  • Webworms

These garden insect pest can really cause damage from yellowing of the leaves to leaf drop, in the case of the caterpillars they cause destruction by eating parts of the plants leaves. The use of horticultural oils will bring these garden insect pests under control. Neem oil will also help to win the war on these garden insect pests

Disease issues of jasmine

  • Blight
  • Rust
  • Mildew

Disease problems to keep an eye out for when it comes to your jasmine are blight, mildew, and rust.

These diseases can cause the leaves to have a discoloration, necrotic patches, and streaked stems. Also, the leaves will wilt and die. What makes these issues a really big issue is the disease can spread from cuttings or can be passed from one young stem to the other. Treating the disease with baking soda and water spray will help.

Also applying a fungicide will offer some help. Ensure that your jasmine plant is getting adequate air circulation, this will help to eliminate or reduce the chances of your plant having fungal problems. The planting bed should be cleaned and cleared of disease leaves that have fallen to the soil’s surface.

Powdery mildew appears as a white or grey powder substance on the leaves of your jasmine plant. Applying a fungicide to the leaves will help to bring this disease under control. When applying fungicides read and follow the manufacturer’s label because the label is the law.

Ideas where to grow your jasmine plant

Here are a few places where to install your jasmine plant.

  • As a centerpiece in your garden
  • Can be installed alongside a fenced area
  • Looks nice growing alongside a wall
  • Can be placed in containers and the containers can be placed on your porch or patio
  • Your jasmine can be planted near your bedroom window for that sweet fragrance
  • Install near your living room window
  • Can be placed by your bathroom window
  • Plant on either side of your front door entrance

Container grown jasmine

Container grown jasmine is easy, while container should have holes to allow water to drain after watering, the container should be placed in an area that gets lots of sunlight. The potting soil should be an organic mix to hold the right amount of water but allow excess water to drain. Fertilize and water as discussed above. Pinch new growth for more flower production and keep an eye out for garden insect pest and treat as directed. Keeping a pruner on hand is great to have because with a pruner you can keep your jasmine growing healthy maintaining its natural form.

Growing jasmine indoors

Bring the sweetness indoors by growing jasmine as a house plant. Follow the above process as we discussed when growing jasmine from containers. Once you have potted your jasmine in a container your jasmine plant will need 4 hours of sunlight or more to thrive or grow healthy. Place the container near a southern window to meet your plants light requirements.

The soil should be a bit moist and not waterlogged. The room should be cool and not hot to discourage flower production. The container should have drain holes to allow water to drain after watering and a saucer to catch and collect this water. Fertilize as directed, the use of a trellis is great to support your jasmine as it grows.

The final word

Whether you are installing jasmine in or outdoors you can be assured with this knowledge you will have a plant that does not only produces beautiful flowers but a plant that has an aroma that is pretty amazing. Investing in a jasmine plant is worth it, you will truly get a Bang for your Buck as your jasmine goes to work for you with such beautiful flowers and a fragrance that is so amazing so plant a jasmine tree trust me you will be so happy that you did.

9 comments

  1. Ola says:

    So so many useful tips and tricks all on one page! Wonderful! I bookmarked to look further. This is insightful and I must say its a lovely review; I am just getting to know about jasmineThanks for highlighting tips we need to know.Thanks for sharing this lovely review. its well appreciated

    1. Norman says:

      Again thanks so much for your kindness, it is my pleasure to help you and all my readers in whichever way I can when it comes to having beautiful landscapes and gardens. Wishing you all the best of success. Have a good day.

  2. ajibola40 says:

    Informative article on jasmine garden plant .it maybe be the first am hearing about jasmine garden plant .

    I have planted many other garden plant in the past mostly the ones that a green in colour

    And the most important aspect is to know how to plant them and also  know the factors that can affect them like disease 

    In your article I find jasmine garden plant as garden plant one can plant and have amazing fragrance and nice color if due steps are well follow 

    1. Norman says:

      Hello so happy to see you, these plants are pretty amazing and worth the investment. So happy that I could help and thanks for sharing. All the best to you and have a good day.

  3. Oneal22 says:

    I just got a lot of insight about the Jasmine flowers and it is really exciting I must say, I might start to keep and nurture flowers in the nearest future and I would not mind starting with the jasmine flowers. But I need to know some more about taking good care of the flower. My garden is lit but I need to know the most adequate intensity for illumination. Cheers

    1. Norman says:

      Hello so happy to see you. The jasmine is pretty amazing. Just follow the guide that I have written and you will be just fine. Wishing you all the best of garden success and have a good day.

  4. jaykaynigltd says:

    Jasmine plant is a very nice fragrance plant that provide you with a nice fragrance be it indoor or outdoor. How much does it cost to get a Jasmine plant in your garden?A sandyloamy is ideal soil for Jasmine palntation. it can easily be plant especially in tropical or subtropical climate. It will be expensive to have this plant in your garden because of the need for insecticide to prevent attack; blight, rust and mildew.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello so happy to see you. Jasmine is pretty amazing, this plant is worth the investment. As far as cost is concerned it depends on the size of the jasmine and the price which the plant nursery is selling it for so you may have to shop around.

      This plant does not have to be expensive to care for both my wife and I have a jasmine plant and it is not causing us a lot to maintain it. Just follow the guide that I sharded on caring for it and these issues will be kept at a minimum. Hope this help and have a good day.

  5. Judy says:

    Jasmine just happens to be one of my favorite climbers.
    It is relatively tough and as you say has a beautiful aroma.
    Given the right position and nutrient it can get out of hand and take over a bigger area than anticipated. A length of jasmine also makes a nice center piece on the dining table.
    I really enjoyed reading you post on how to properly care for jasmine.

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