April 26th, 2021
Hey plant friends!
This week we are talking about Trachelospermum jasminoides commonly known as Star Jasmine. This plant belongs to the Apocynaceae family and is native to eastern and southeastern Asia. These plants are known for their beautiful white blooms that glow in the moonlight that radiate a sweet fragrance in all directions.
Although Jasmine do not bloom year-round, they put on a show come spring and summer! Well worth the wait.
Light requirements vary upon species of Jasmine, but most do well in a full-sun environment. When growing these plants indoors they are going to want as much light as possible. Outside they like bright, morning light and some shade. Jasmine need a well-draining soil indoors and outdoors. The soil should be kept moist but never soggy. In the winter you can allow Jasmine to dry out a bit between watering but in the summer, they will want a steady watering schedule to stay moist. As always make sure your pot has well drainage. Fertilizing Jasmine all season long will ensure vigorous growth and repeat blooming. We recommend Miracle Grow’s Miracid or Espoma’s Holly Tone.
You will notice that Star Jasmine likes to climb and vine so providing a trellis for it to climb on is a great idea.