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Best Tips For Growing Spanish Jasmine (Chameli)

Jun 22, 2013
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Spanish jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum) grows as a vine and produces fragrant white flowers with a diameter of 1 to 1-1/2 inches. Spanish jasmine is semi-evergreen, so it may retain its leaves year-round in mild climates but shed them seasonally in colder areas of the country. Periodic pruning is necessary to control the vines. Prune the plant in late summer or early fall when flowering slows. Remove any damaged or diseased vines as they appear. Spanish jasmine tends to perform better if it’s planted in the spring in an area where it receives full sun or partial shade.

Growing outdoors

Determine a location for the jasmine. Keep in mind that jasmine is a bush that vines. It may appear small at planting time, but it will grow and encompass a large area. Suggestions are a fence or trellis where other plants are not located. The jasmine will grow quite thick. Dig a hole in the ground that is approximately two times larger than the pot the plant is presently in. The depth should stay the same, though, as the stem of the jasmine needs to continue to stay at the same level as that in the pot.

 

Growing Indoors

You can grow Spanish jasmine indoors, but it must be kept in a container that provides good drainage. Use a pot with drainage holes in the bottom and cover the holes with potshards to control drainage.

 Soil

Growing jasmine isn’t difficult. You need well-drained, moist soil that’s moderately fertile.

 Watering

Keep your jasmine vine moist, but not soaked. They prefer full sun, so it’s important not to let them dry out. Poke your finger into the soil. If it is not moist for at least the first inch, it is too dry. Water your vine less as the weather cools and winter approaches, but don’t let it get too dry.

 Sun / Temperature

They prefer full sun, so it’s important not to let them dry out. It will need at least six hours of sun a day or 14 to 16 hours of strong artificial light.

 Fertilizer

Apply fertilizer one or two times per month during the spring and summer months. Balanced fertilizers that contain 10 percent potassium, 10 percent phosphorous and 10 percent nitrogen are suitable for Spanish jasmine.

 Read Also : Try these easily growing flower plants at your home garden

Pruning

Prune your jasmine vine in late winter, just before its growing season starts. Don’t be afraid to cut it back hard; that will encourage new growth. You can also pinch dead blossoms off of your vine in the mornings during the spring and summer to keep it healthy and lush.

Cut shoots that are growing vertically back to the horizontal, unless you are training vines to climb. Climbing vines need to be pruned back to one-third of their fullness, to keep them from becoming top-heavy. You can do this by removing stems where they grow out of the base. Always cut off all deadwood, so that pests can’t feed on it.

 Insect Control

Watering Spanish jasmine properly and ensuring it receives enough sunlight will help keep the plant free of insect infestations. Spider mites may infest Spanish jasmine if it’s unhealthy or doesn’t get enough light. Spray an infested plant with an insecticidal soap to get rid of spider mites.

Check out new growth on Spanish Jasmine / Chameli in rainy season

twig on Chameli in monsoon ( rainy season )

 

 

Read Also : How to grow Indian Jui plant at home.

 

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2 Responses

  1. Many thanks-most helpful as most papers on flowers inc Jasmine are for Temperate climates andf this is the first seen for Indian Tropical conditions.I have 2 large Jasmine Creepers and I have not quite understood how to manage the Creep3er growth –esp Pruning as it dries and new vines Grow–My Creeepers are Flowering. I have yet to learn Pruning –esp at Height–
    REQUEST-Pl advise
    What is the Re-growth time after Vines are cut to a level of 5 ft ht.

    I have not done pinching at tops and allowed them to grow –it was resting mostly on a Frangipani tree –later realised it tends to choke the tree and many insects also.
    Now have trimmed one Creeper Vines to abt 5 ft–and few left to abt 7 ft
    Used Neem cake fertolise + Red Earth mixed with Cowdung admixture.
    Await further.before –Grateful your advise.
    Thanks
    captTR Retd
    Settled in Chennai

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  2. Hi ,
    Thanks for visiting us.

    First of all remove all dead, diseased and damaged branches or plant part. Cut back one third of the plant to the ground starting from old stems/wood. Cut down one third of vine’s length. As the spring approaches and weather heats up your vine should grow back and bear more flowers. Continue using the fertilizer which you are using. Apply it every 15 days.

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