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Jasmine

English Name

Jasminum Officinale

Scientific Name

Description

There are many species of Jasmine. Three of them are Jasminum Officinale, Jasminum Mesnyi and Jasminum Polyanthum. Jasminum Officinale is a climber with clusters of white perfumed, long-tubed flowers.

Iran

Origin

Oleaceae

Family

55°F - 64°F

Temperature (°F)

Summer & Autumn

Seasons

Yes

Fragrance

Color

Watering

Keep compost always moist, in Winter water only when compost surface is dried out.

Feeding

Feed every 14 days in Spring and Summer.

Repotting

Re-pot in early Spring, after pruning. When they reach 10 inches pot size, top-dress annual with fresh potting mixture.

Propagation

Propagate in early Autumn from tip cuttings taken just below a node or heel cuttings taken from side shoots with a small section of main stem attached. Use a mixture of peat moss and sand. After enclose it in a plastic bag. Use bottom heat.

Cultivation

Jasminum needs bright light. Spray daily if atmosphere is dry avoiding the opened flowers. . They grow rapidly and need severe pruning, cut back the stems as far as required. Plants in 8 inch pot should be kept to about 3 feet in height.

Tips

To use bottom heat, place plant on top of refrigerator.

Care

The long stems need some kind of support. Train them round a wire hoop or on trellis.

Humidity

Moderate.

Soil

Soil-based compost.



Did you know?

All parts of the oleander (Nerium oleander), a beautiful Mediterranean-native flowering shrub, are poisonous. Ingesting oleander leaves can cause gastrointestinal, cardiac, and central nervous system problems and possible death.