Arabian Jasmine Indoors (Jasminum sambac)

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Plant Details

Category: Flowering Houseplant
Light: Bright Light
Bloom Season: Summer
Height: 6-10' / 
1.8-3m
Space: 2-3' / 
0.6-0.9m
Zones: 11, 12
Lowest Temp: 50° to 80°F / 
10° to 27°C
Colors: White

Basic Care

Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Keep soil moist, watering freely in dry weather. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Prune back as needed, after flowering.

Water

Keep well-watered.

Soil

Fertile, well-drained soil.

Feed

Once every month during growing season.

climbing plants

Climbing

Ornamental Flower

Containers

hedges

Hedges

Features

Even though the flowers are small, the scent of Arabian Jasmine can fill a room when this plant is in full bloom. This is a beautiful vining plant with large, glossy leaves. White flowers may appear throughout the year.

Can be moved outdoors during warm weather and placed in a bright location indoors for the winter.

Uses

Brings a great garden feel to the indoors! An excellent container plant on a patio, deck, or balcony. Thrives outdoors in warm climates and is beautiful trained to fences, posts, latticework and trellises.

Arabian Jasmine Indoors (Jasminum sambac) Care Guide

If the plant was purchased in a pot, then it is probably already in a quality potting soil and requires little more than watering and grooming for a while.

If potting a flowering plant to bring indoors or to give as a gift plant, start with a good quality, commercial potting soil. These are usually lighter in weight than topsoil, sterile and pest-free. Many are available with a mild starter fertilizer in the mix.

Select a container with a drainage hole or be prepared to drill holes for drainage if there are none.

Prepare the container by filling with potting soil up to 2” (5cm) from the rim of the planter. Make a small hole in the soil slightly larger than the root ball either by hand or using a trowel. Insert the plant into the hole and press soil firmly around the roots and just covering the root ball. When all the plants are potted, water thoroughly to settle the soil and give plants a good start. Place plant in bright location for best performance.

Repot every 2 years in the same container or in a container slightly larger than the diameter of the roots.

Most potted flowering plants prefer consistently moist but well-drained soil. If the soil gets too dry the blooms can wilt and they may not recover. Check the soil moisture with your finger. If the top 2-4” (5-10cm) of soil is dry, or plants are wilted, it is time to water.

Apply water at the soil level if possible to avoid wetting the foliage. Water the entire soil area until water runs out the base of the pot. This indicates that the soil is thoroughly wet.

Remove the flowers as they fade. This keeps the plant looking tidy and may encourage more blooms depending on the type of plant. After flowering many blooming plants make attractive houseplants. Be sure to trim the foliage to maintain the desired size and shape. Occasional trimming encourages the plant to develop more side-shoots and flowers, and reduces the demand for the plant to develop a larger root system. This is important since the roots are in a confined space.

Some plants will re-bloom on their own, but others may have very specific day-length or temperature requirements to flower again. A bit of research may be necessary to determine what is needed to encourage future blooming. Some plants, such as bulbs or perennials, can be turned into wonderful garden additions after the flowers have been enjoyed indoors.

Fertilizers are available in many forms: granulated, slow-release, liquid feeds, organic or synthetic. Determine which application method is best for the situation and select a product with a nutritional balance designed for foliage plants.

Too much fertilizer can damage plants so it’s important to follow the package directions to determine how much, and how often, to feed plants.

Slow-release fertilizers are an especially good, care-free choice for container plants. Follow the product directions for proper timing and application rates.

Companion/Combination Plants

2 Comments

  1. Murari lal bakshi

    I have jasmine polyanthus in open and getting lot of rain water.now it has started flowering.what should i do for proper grooming.
    Your guidance will be helpful.
    Bakshi
    I am a beginner so your guidance will prove more fruitful.

    Reply
    • My Garden Life

      Hi Bakshi,
      As your jasmine polyanthum grows you will want to provide it some support such as a trellis or lattice structure. Otherwise, if you want to maintain it at a specific size without trellising the plant, you will need to trim the stems occasionally. Without trimming the plant will just continue to sprawl outward. If your plant is now flowering, that suggests that your jasmine is happy in its location and its needs are being met. In the event that you go through a dry period, you may need to do some additional watering; perhaps just a thorough watering once a week. Feel the soil as a guide to how moist the soil is. If the top 2-3” (5-8cm) of soil is dry to the touch, supplemental watering may be needed.

      Reply

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