8" Jasmine bush (PICK UP ONLY)
The sweetly-scented jasmine flower can fill a room or a garden with its heady scent. Though jasmine is a vine usually grown outdoors, some varieties can also be grown as houseplants. There is some confusion regarding jasmine and which variety is fragrant. Read more about growing jasmine.
Common jasmine or Poet’s jasmine (Jasminum officinale), also called True Jasmine, is a deciduous vine with clusters of starry, pure-white flowers that bloom all summer. It’s a twining climber with rich green leaves that have five to nine leaflets, each up to 2½ inches long. The very fragrant flowers are up to 1 inch in diameter.
Jasmine as a Houseplant
- Jasmine plants like water. The soil should always be slightly moist, but not soggy.
- Fertilize Jasmine twice a year with fertilizer that is rich in potassium and phosphorus. During the growing season of spring and summer, liquid fertilizer can be fed to the plant every few weeks.
- Keep jasmine under control with proper pruning, especially at the beginning of spring. Remember jasmine is a climbing vine!
- Repot in springtime. Prune the roots when moving to fresh soil, as needed.