6 secrets for jasmine care

Jasmine is the most popular climbing plant that generously gives us the sweet fragrance of its flowers. Its flowering begins when the weather is warm in the spring and is maintained until the first cold winter. Below we will talk about the most important tips to ensure a rich flowering of our jasmine.

• What position do we choose for jasmine and what is the time for transplanting? 

We ensure a sunny or semi-clear place to transplant jasmine, as it needs plenty of sunlight to blossom. If we choose south orientation we will reward us with even richer flowering. Jasmine is resistant to heat and drought, but we need to protect it  from winds;as it is sensitive to frost, especially to Chios jasmine. A suitable transplanting season for jasmine is spring after the end of the winter frost.

• What are the soils and the substrate of planting thrives on jasmine? 

Jasmine thrives on all types of soil, even in dry, poor soils, provided they have good drainage. If planted in pots will need humus Universal containing compost and perlite. Add a layer of gravel to the bottom of the pot for better drainage and drain the water remaining on the pot of saucer after watering. We transplant jasmine into a larger pot, just notice that the roots of the plant are squeezed and very dense.

• What does jasmine need for watering and fertilizing? 

Even though jasmine can withstand drought, it will need regular watering in the hot summer months. In particular, if we planted it in a pot, it will need watering 1-2 times a week from spring to autumn and less so in winter. With regard to lubrication for jasmine, during the flowering period, it is necessary to apply liquid fertilizer for flowering plants every two weeks. During the winter, we only fertilize once with a full fertilizer in a granular form.

• How is jasmine pruned and how does it multiply? 

Pruning of jasmine takes place in two seasons. First, we prune jasmine in the late autumn, after the end of flowering, removing dried flowers and small dried shoots. At the beginning of spring, when the weather is warming up, we do relatively strict pruning to control the size and shape of the jasmine, removing internal and weak shoots and compounding the strongest. The proliferation of jasmine is mainly done with cuttings taken at the beginning of autumn or at the end of spring. Also, Jasmine is multiplied by inflorescences at the end of winter and by inoculation (inoculation) to an underlying jasmine of the desired variation in early autumn or late spring.

• We regularly spray on jasmine and insects 

We spray preventively the jasmine when the weather begins to warm up with an ecological summer slurry or ecological recipe with natural plant protection materials (as we have shown in videos ) for the prophylactic treatment of spider mites and other insects that attack each year foliage and the flowers of jasmine. We apply to spray in the spring and autumn periods every twenty days.

• And one last secret about jasmine 

There are many types of jasmine. The most well-known and widespread species are Chian jasmine or grandeur, plush jasmine, medicinal jasmine, Arabic jasmine or pearl, jasmine juniper with yellow flowers, the most beautiful jasmine and the shrubs of jasmine.