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How to Care for Jasmine

How to Care for Jasmine

Shirley Bovshow is giving you professional tips on how to care for jasmine at home.


SWEET PINK JASMINE

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DIFFERENT WAYS TO GROW YOUR JASMINE:

1. Upwards as a climbing vine

• Simply tie the vine to a trellis and the vine will continue its growth upward on the trellis.

2. Shaped topiary

• Tie vine to desired topiary

3. Downwards

• Hanging plant

• Use a small container so that it doesn’t grow out of control.

• Use metal pins to secure vines to the soil

• Using a tall planter (plastic fence post):

• Place small container through the top end and plant will naturally grow downward to cover the post.

JASMINE FACTS:

• Pink jasmine is a fast-growing vine that can grow to 20 feet outdoors and 6 feet indoors, but it needs a support system; and they can be trained to grow indoors.

• The flower buds are actually set in the Fall when the plant is still outdoors, and the nighttime temperatures range from just above freezing temperatures to 60 degrees.

• Jasmine needs at least 6 weeks of consistent nighttime temperatures in this range in order to set flower buds for the upcoming winter-spring season.

• Pink Jasmine can bloom continuously for 6 to 8 weeks!

JASMINE PLANT CARE TIPS INDOORS:

1. Once the temperatures outside drop below freezing and the flower buds are set, bring them indoors.

2. Place Pink Jasmine in a bright spot with no direct sunlight.

3. They’re best in an unheated room with temperatures between 50-60 degrees in order to flower indoors.

4. Add humidity to air with a humidifier or by placing plants on saucer with pebbles and water.

5. Check soil moisture every day and water as often as needed to keep evenly moist.

6. Don't fertilize jasmine while indoors. Wait until you take the plant outdoors in spring and fertilize through the summer.

JASMINE PLANT CARE TIPS OUTDOORS:

1. Take your Pink Jasmine outdoors in the Spring, when the threat of frost has passed.

2. Place Pink Jasmine in full sun to partial shade exposure.

3. Make sure support structure is strong enough for fast growth and keep it away from trees and other plants that it can strangle.

4. Fertilize during the spring and summer with a general flowering plant fertilizer.

5. Cut back vine to 3"-inches before the end of August.

6. Make sure your vine is outdoors in cold nighttime temperatures for at least 6 weeks in the Fall so it can start setting flower buds for winter!

7. Take indoors before the frost hits and repeat the cycle!

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