Growing Tips for Pink Jasmine

Written by sheri ann richerson | 13/05/2017
Growing Tips for Pink Jasmine
Pink jasmine has pink buds that open to white flowers. (jasmine image by saied shahinkiya from Fotolia.com)

Learning a few growing tips for pink jasmine will help your plant bloom profusely, and keep the foliage looking good even when the plant is not in bloom. The highly fragrant blooms of pink jasmine scent the air, indoors or outdoors, during winter and spring when not much else is in bloom. The flower buds are pink, then open to reveal white flowers, making this plant a great addition to moon gardens.

Lighting, Indoors and Out

Growing Tips for Pink Jasmine
Jasmine grows well indoors in a sunny window. (sunny and shaded window covered with ivy image by Marek Kosmal from Fotolia.com)

Pink jasmine vines grow best in full sun to part shade, according to the University of Florida. Jasmine that is grown indoors should receive at least four hours per day of light per day. If a sunny window is not available, use grow lights.

Soil

Growing Tips for Pink Jasmine
Incorporate organic matter, such as compost, into the soil around pink jasmine. (preparing soil for garden image by Cherry-Merry from Fotolia.com)

Well-drained, fertile soil that is high in organic matter and slightly acidic is best according to Byron G. Martin and Laurelynn G. Martin, authors of "Logee's Greenhouses Spectacular Container Plants."

Water

Growing Tips for Pink Jasmine
Water pink jasmine daily in warm climates until established. (water image by Ross Young from Fotolia.com)

Once established, pink jasmine prefers soil with average moisture, so in cooler climates or during the winter months, reduce watering to once weekly. In warm climates, according to the University of Florida, water pink jasmine plants three times per week.

Fertiliser

Growing Tips for Pink Jasmine
Composted bunny poo is high in organic matter. (conejo_5386. image by torugo from Fotolia.com)

Pink jasmine plants are susceptible to iron chlorosis, which shows up as yellowing between the veins of the leaves. Avoid this problem by adding chelated iron to the fertiliser of your choice as needed to keep the plant healthy.

Pruning Tips

Growing Tips for Pink Jasmine
A good, sharp pair of pruners is essential to pruning success. (loppers image by Edsweb from Fotolia.com)

The best time to prune pink jasmine is right after a flush of blooms have faded. Pruning your pink jasmine at the wrong time may stop it from blooming. Pruning too late will stop the next flush of blooming from forming; pruning too early will remove the current flush of blooms. Look for buds on your plant before pruning.

Pests

Pink jasmine is susceptible to spider mite infestation. A strong spray with a garden hose will physically remove them from the plant. Submerge smaller containerised plants under water to remove the spider mites. For more severe infestations, use horticulture oils and insecticidal soaps.

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