If you want to find a fragrant vine that blossoms for several weeks, check out the Madagascar jasmine. Although it's not a true jasmine, the fragrance of the blossoms smells very similar to the real plant. Save the seed pods when they get tan and shriveled, and plant them the next growing season. Each pod carries hundreds of seeds, so usually one pod is enough for a successful planting.
Things You'll Need
- Planting container
- Peat moss
- Madagascar jasmine seeds
- Plastic cover/clear plastic bag
Fill a planting container with equal parts of damp peat moss and perlite and smooth it out. Save a small amount to sprinkle over the seeds later.
Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the planting medium, keeping them 1 inch apart in all directions.
Cover the seeds with more of the same planting mixture so that they are just covered (typically about 1/16 inch).
Cover the container with a plastic cover or clear bag and place in a warm spot such as the top of a refrigerator where the soil will stay between 75 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the covering when the seeds sprout, and keep the soil moist but not water-logged by watering every other day.
Transplant the Madagascar jasmine seedlings to larger pots when they reach 3 inches in height, or plant them outside in a partly shady spot when the temperatures are consistently above 70 degrees Fahrenheit.