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How to Care for a Jasmine Houseplant

Mary Smith
By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Care for a Jasmine Houseplant

Jasmine is a plant with many varieties that can live easily indoors. Jasminum polyanthum is the most popular variety of this flower, a variety that emanates a sweet aroma particularly at nights. Want some tips for jasmine plant care? You have to pamper it and dedicate time for it to grow healthily and so that it can offer you its aroma and beautiful flowers. Then, at OneHowTo we have some tips you can follow to achieve an always well maintained jasmine plant.

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Steps to follow:


To care for an indoor jasmine plant, the soil is a very important thing to bear in mind. The soil must be well drained and if possible with some sand. Jasmine plants also do well in a pot with mixed soil.

The most important thing is that the irrigation water is not stagnant to avoid the possible rotting of the roots and deterioration of the plant.


Another key element in growing your jasmine flowers is light. You have to let the jasmine receive sun for several hours. It is a plant that likes warm sunny places, but it is recommended not to leave it in a place with excessive sunlight all day. An area of partial shade may be ideal for your jasmine plants. If you have it indoors, place it near a window so you make sure it gets the sun it needs, but not somewhere with constant sunlight.

How to Care for a Jasmine Houseplant - Step 2

If you want to keep your jasmine flowers healthy and beautiful, you must look out for the emergence of weeds. When you see one, remove it quickly to prevent recurrence.

You will also need to provide some sort of support for your flowers. Jasmine when fully grown is a heavy plant, so it is advisable to put a stake in to help it grow well. Similarly, it may be useful to beautify fences, railings and other elements where the jasmine can climb.


As for watering, in summer you can water it every other day while in winter you can limit yourself to adding water once a week. Fertilize jasmine in the spring and early fall with organic fertilizers.

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When winter comes, you have to protect it from the cold and frost. You can cover it with nylon or keep it safe in a shed or garage. Likewise, there are other recommendations that must be taken into account to keep your jasmine plant under optimum conditions during the coldest time of the year; you just have to consult the OneHowTo article about how to care for jasmine in winter.

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  • Jasmine flowers in late spring and throughout the summer.
  • Don't use fertilizer during the winter months.
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Margaret George
Some of my jasmine buds are going brown. Is this due to too much water or not enough?
OneHowTo Editor
Unfortunately, it could be either! If the soil clings to your finger or a toothpick when inserted about an inch into the substrate, then they have water, but they could be waterlogged. If it is dry, they likely won't have enough.
Rozalia Pal
Since I am living in England, it's the first time I have had jasmine in my house ( it's a gift from my daughter :) So, I've been totally guided by this article, how to care, cure and grow a lovely plant in the house.
Thank you very much
OneHowTo Editor
You are very welcome!
nancy reid
after the blooms do i trim the plant or take off the old bloom
OneHowTo Editor
Taking off the bloom is part of the trimming, so yes to both!
Peggy Miles
Any advice on transplanting an indoor jasmine plant? Does it want/need big pots or doe sit do well when root bound?

Thank you.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Peggy
When repotting Jasmine, you need to make sure that the pot has plenty of holes for drainage and it needs to be about 2 inches larger than its previous pot.
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