Jasmine in vase

The evergreen climbing plant of jasmine in pot

The ornamental aspect of potted Jasmine plants can be appreciated both indoors and outdoors, on balconies and terraces. The different species are included in the genus called Jasminum and belong to the Oleaceae family. They are native to the Eurasian continent and North America, shrubs with a climbing habit, have evergreen or deciduous foliage, simple or imparipinnato. The leaves can have an oval or lanceolate shape, depending on the different varieties they can bloom both in winter and in summer. They produce abundant inflorescences that bring together the tubular buds, the open flowers are star-shaped and can be simple, double, white and yellow in color. In addition to

Cultivation techniques of jasmine plants in pots

Jasmine in pots requires soft and fertile soils, a mixture of garden soil, peat and coarse sand ensures the correct drainage of watering and guarantees the nutrients the plant needs. Initially, young specimens need supports to grow and adhere to vertical surfaces. These plants fear harsh winters and temperatures below ten degrees, on the contrary they do not suffer from the hot and sultry summer seasons. They prefer bright but not too sunny exposures while irrigations are regular and frequent starting from spring and until the end of summer. During the flowering period it is advisable to administer liquid organic fertilizer for flowering plants to these plants, to be diluted periodically every two weeks.

Diseases and adversities of potted Jasmine plants

There can be several attacks that potted Jasmine plants can suffer if they are not grown in optimal conditions. For example, they can be affected by mites and scale insects that infest the entire surface of the leaves. Acting promptly helps to block the weakening process and specific products, such as insecticides and anticoccidials, must be used. A heavy and poorly drained soil easily leads to the onset of dangerous molds and fungal diseases that cause the deterioration of the root system. To prevent it is advisable to repot the Jasmine specimens every year in spring, adding fresh soil mixed with coarse sand. Finally, excessive exposure to sunlight can burn the delicate buds that tend to fall out.

The different species and varieties of jasmine in pots

Based on the different climatic contexts it is possible to choose the species and varieties of jasmine in pots to grow. For example, the so-called Jasminum humile keeps the evergreen foliage in temperate zones while the blooms are fragrant and yellow. They open in the summer starting in June. Suitable for the Mediterranean climate is the Jasminum officinale which produces white inflorescences and in the selection called Jasminum officinale Aureum has variegated or spotted cream-colored leaves. Continuous white flowering and glossy, dark green leaves are the main characteristics of Jasminum nitidum plants, while Jasminum sambac specimens are characterized by an intense and lasting fragrance. The flowers open from the month of June until the arrival of the autumn season.

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