Indoor Jasmine Plants

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Indoor Jasmine Plants
Jasmine flower (jasmine image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

Having plants around can be pleasing in many ways. Unfortunately, if you live in an apartment or have a small yard, you won't be able to grow a garden. However, there are many plants that you can keep indoors. Jasmine is one of them. Jasmine is a white flower that can also be used as an herb, a tea, a perfume, and for other uses. Jasmine has a strong scent and beautiful appearance.

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Origin

Most indoor variations of Jasmine originally came from China and tropical Asia. Jasminum polyanthum is one that originates from China. Even though jasmine originally came from a tropical environment, it does not need tropical temperatures or climate in order to survive, making it easier to grow inside.

Identification

Jasminum polyanthum has pink buds that bloom into beautiful, big white flowers. This indoor jasmine plant is a climber. Many jasmine plants are vines but some are considered shrubs. An indoor shrub variety is the Jasminum azoricum. All jasmine flowers are white. Jasmine has a very strong, sweet aroma.

Sunlight

Any type of jasmine you grow inside will need a minimum of four hours of direct sunlight a day. To accomplish this, you can place the jasmine plant directly by a window on the east or southern section of the house. When the sun is down, keeping your jasmine plant well-lit is still a good idea.

Temperature

Many varieties of indoor jasmine plants need a cooler temperature, which can be beneficial if you live in a location with cold winters. Some variations of indoor jasmine plants need a temperature between 4.44 and 15.6 degrees Celsius. Required temperatures for all jasmine plants vary between 4.44 and 29.4 degrees Celsius.

Fertilising

Tomato feed and phostrogen are acceptable feeds to give indoor jasmine plants. Indoor Jasmine plants should be fed every two weeks. Jasminum polyanthum should be fed monthly with a high phosphorus liquid fertiliser while the plant is growing and bimonthly while the plant is resting.

Soil Conditions

Any potting soil with good drainage will work fine for an indoor jasmine plant. Soil should be kept moist and watered frequently.

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