Best Tips For Growing Spanish Jasmine (Chameli)
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.
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.
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.
Growing jasmine isn’t difficult. You need well-drained, moist soil that’s moderately fertile.
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.
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.
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.
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
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