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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tropical Plant Care - Jasmine

Jasmine is a genus of flowering plants in the olive
family, Oleaceae.

It includes 200 species native to tropical climates.

Popular Jasmine species include....

  • Jasminum grandiflorum
  • Jasminum humile
  • Jasminum mesnyi
  • Jasminum multiflorum
  • Jasminum nudiflorum
  • Jasminum officinale
  • Jasminum parkeri
  • Jasminum polyanthum
  • Jasminum sambac

Jasminum sambac 'Flore Plena'

In 1990 President Suharto declared Jasminum
sambac as one of three national flowers of
Indonesia where it is called Melati.

In Pakistan, Yasmin, Jasminum sambac is the
national flower.

Jasmin also has become the national flower of
Tunisia where it was imported by the
Andalusians in the 16th century. 

On the Hawaiian Islands Jasmine is called

Two types of Jasmine flowers are used for oil
production, Jasminum grandiflorum and
Jasminum officinale.

The oil of Jasmine flowers contains Jasmole,
Linalool and other compounds. It is used in
perfumes and cosmetics, like soaps and

Jasmine plant care....

Jasmine plants need very well drained soil
which can be accomplished by adding some
Perlite to the potting mix.

Jasmine plants prefer to be grown in full sun, but
should be protected from the hot afternoon sun
during the summer months. 

Indoors Jasmin plants flower and grow very well
under grow lights

Watering is best done when the top inch of the
potting mix has become dry. 

At this point it is recommended to water the 
plant thoroughly until the water drains through
the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot
and collects in the saucer which then needs
to be emptied. 

It is important that no water remains in
the saucer under the pot.

Using any fertilizer high in Phosphorus
results in well blooming plants.

Sprinkling one tbsp. of Bone Meal around the
roots encourages flowering as well. 

Jasmine plants generally prefer humidity
of 50% or higher, but will tolerate lower 

Pruning of Jasmine plants is best done while 
they're actively growing.
Pruning is done after one blooming cycle is

Jasmine plants are very prone to spider mites.
Regular spraying with an insecticide/
miticide is recommended, especially indoors
during the colder months of the year.

Happy Growing,