When we talk about jasmine we are not really referring to a whole genus of plants with more than 200 species, the Jasminum. These are bushy or climbing ornamental plants, very popular for their beautiful flowers, which in many species are also pleasant and characteristic fragrance. Jasmine is known for being a plant that requires large amounts of light, but it is possible to have some species indoors with proper care. One of the most common species to have a potted jasmine plant is the Jasminum Polyanthumwhich is particularly aromatic at night.
If you want to learn more about how to take care of your potted jasmine, continue reading this EcologíaVerde article in which we talk about the potted jasmine care and how to prune it.
How to care for a potted jasmine – basic care
These are the basic care of a potted jasmine:
- Light: jasmine needs a lot of light, even indoors. Put it by a window or on a balcony.
- Substratum: It is necessary that the substrate offers very good drainage and a good amount of nutrients.
- Temperature: if you want it to flower every year, you should place it somewhere below 10ºC in winter.
- Pass: in the hot season, it will be good to apply fertilizer to it once a month.
- Irrigation: It needs its substrate to be kept moist almost always, although never waterlogged.
In addition to knowing how to care for potted jasmine, we recommend this guide on 9 types of jasmine so you can find the one you like the most.
Climate, light and location
Light is the first point to mention and also the most important when we talk about jasmine. These plants are known to require direct exposure to some 4 hours of light a day.
With this in mind, you will need to locate the potted jasmine in a spot that gets a lot of light, preferably next to a window or even outside, on a balcony or terrace, in the warm months. In addition, the plant will grow healthier and more vigorous if it is in an airy place, with air circulation to help maintain adequate humidity levels, which will result in the production of large and fragrant flowers.
Regarding the climate in the cold months, if the plant spends the winter exposed to stable temperatures above 10ºC, it is likely that it will not produce flowers in the following warm season, since it will not have entered its dormant period. vegetative. So that this does not happen, it will be necessary to take it outside during the winter, but somewhere protected from frost, which could kill the jasmine. As soon as spring arrives, bring it back indoors if you want, but do it especially if the place where it is has a strong incidence of sun for many hours.
Potted jasmine: substrate
At the point of the substrate and the container it is essential that the pot has drainage holessince the jasmine will need frequent watering and does not tolerate waterlogging in its substrate.
Prepare a base of gravel and medium-sized pebbles in the bottom of the pot so that the drainage holes don’t get clogged and soil won’t run out of them, and then add a light substrate with very good drainage. We recommend a mixture with one part of peat, one part of coconut fiber and one part of earthworm humus, which results in a mixture that is very rich in nutrients and with a good capacity to avoid puddles. If you need a higher water release capacity, you can add some sand to the mix.
Potted Jasmine: Watering
Jasmine requires the soil or substrate to be almost permanently moist, but not flooded, in the warm months. Is better water frequently and sparingly, and if the pot has a saucer under it, make sure to remove the excess water about 10 or 15 minutes after watering it. In winter you should reduce watering a lot, to once a week or every fifteen days.
Potted jasmine: fertilizer
If you use a good amount of earthworm humus at the base of the substrate you will have already provided a good amount of nutrients to the plant. However, in the warm months it is advisable to give an extra contribution on a monthly basis. You can resort to fertilizer and specific manure, or prepare a homemade organic compost with banana peel or vegetable ashes, which are very rich in potassium.
In these other articles we explain How to make homemade organic fertilizer for plants and How to make earthworm humus.
Potted Jasmine: Yellow Leaves
yes to you jasmine has yellow leaves most likely it’s because you’re overwatering it, or the soil doesn’t offer enough drainage. If that’s the case, space the irrigations or transplant it, preparing a mix with better drainage. It may also happen that you are lacking in nutrientswhich you should supply with fertilizer for flowering plants or with one of the homemade fertilizers rich in potassium that can be made.
In this other post we talk more about yellow leaves on plants: why they appear and solutions.
How to Prune Potted Jasmine
The pruning potted jasmine it is important, as it will give the plant the strength to flower again the following season. It is recommended prune potted jasmine at the end of winter, after frost and before the growing season begins. Follow these easy steps to prune potted jasmine:
- Be sure to sanitize your pruning tool before using it, and start by pruning off any dead or spoiled stems and branches.
- Continue with the stems that grow inwards, hindering the other new ones on the plant, prioritizing the tangles between them.
- Also cut back those that grow in unwanted directions and those that are too old to flower.
In this link you will see a specific guide on Pruning jasmine: when and how to do it. In addition, in this video you will see this guide on the care of potted jasmine and some more details.
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