How to Grow Jasmine Indoors

Jasmine plant
Jasmine plant (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Jasmine, a member of the olive family, is a vine that originated in the tropical regions of Asia. The word jasmine comes from the Arabic word "yasmin", meaning "gift from God". Jasmine is widely grown for its soothing smell and attractive flowers. Jasmine is primarily grown outdoors, but you can grow jasmine indoors with proper maintenance and a little extra care.

Things You'll Need

  • Medium-sized planter
  • Potting soil
  • Lattice
  • Saw
  • 10-20-10 fertilizer

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Pot the jasmine in a medium-sized planter and fill with potting soil. Cut a section of wooden lattice using a saw. Ensure it is small enough to fit into the planter. Place the lattice so the jasmine vines can crawl up and through it.

Water jasmine whenever the soil dries completely. This applies to all seasons. Check the soil with your finger daily. If it's not moist to the touch, water accordingly.

Fertilize jasmine every two weeks using a 10-20-10 fertilizer. This means the fertilizer has 10% nitrogen, 20% phosphorous and 10% potassium. The high phosphorous content encourages the growth of jasmine flowers.

Place the jasmine in direct sunlight for at least four hours per day. During the summer months, the jasmine should be left in sunlight from sunrise to sunset. Indoor jasmine should also be kept at a temperature of 70 to 80 degrees F at all times.

Re-pot and prune the jasmine after it has flowered. Fertilize once a week for the first month after flowering. Keep the jasmine in full sunlight during daylight hours after flowering as well, even if it's not summer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do extra research on the specific species of jasmine that you own. Some require different temperatures and fertilizing patterns.
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