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Officinal jasmine

Why choose officinal jasmine

The choice of cultivating officinal jasmine is dictated above all by its ability to twist with extreme ease to any support, thus allowing in a very short time to embellish even border nets. The plant, in addition to an abundant vegetation of shiny and evergreen leaves, also guarantees a prolonged flowering that begins in spring and continues until autumn. This rustic plant is easy to cultivate, does not require special care and does not fear the winter cold. However, it is important to better protect the plant from prolonged frosts and cold winter winds if you are in climatic areas with very harsh winters. In areas with mild winters, on the other hand, it can be safely grown in the garden, taking care to arrange the plant in a place sheltered from the wind,


For a good result, officinal jasminerequires optimal soil preparation. After identifying the exact spot to place the plant, prepare the location for the new plant by mixing universal soil with the garden soil. Add the granular fertilizer and sand to the mixture to always guarantee perfect drainage to the plant. In order to obtain an abundant flowering, the officinal jasmine must be placed in a sunny position. These are plants that also tolerate periods of drought well, even if these, if prolonged, could compromise their flowering. It is advisable to water regularly from spring to autumn, always having the foresight to let the soil dry up completely between one administration of water and the next.

Diseases of officinal jasmine


The most common disease that can affect officinal jasmine is undoubtedly the attack of parasites such as scale insects. The affected plants have very characteristic spots on the brown leaves. In these cases, timely intervention considerably limits the damage. It will be sufficient to apply an anticoccidial oil on the plant and repeat the operation ten days after the first application to solve the problem and give new vigor to the officinal jasmine. Another disease that can affect the new officinal jasmine seedlings is the attack of fungi. To limit the possibility of the onset of this disease, it may be useful to carefully clean the new seedlings from the dry leaves that may be present at the time of reproduction by cuttings or by offshoots.

Jasmine officinale: How to reproduce jasmine officinale


The reproduction of officinal jasmine can take place in various ways. The most used technique is reproduction by cuttings. To perform this operation it is necessary to take a woody branch from the plant in spring and divide it into numerous cuttings. Each single cutting must then be deprived of the leaves located in the lower part and placed to root with special products that can be purchased in specialized shops, which will facilitate the formation of roots. The cuttings must be placed in pots, taking care to leave the necessary space between one and the other for the roots to expand. To facilitate faster growth, place the pots in a sunny but not excessively hot place and water the new plants every day. Another reproduction method used to create new plants is by offshoots. Small branches are taken with the roots at the base of the larger plant and buried in a new position, after having cleaned them of dry leaves that could favor fungal attacks. It can also be reproduced by seed and by layering, but these are little used techniques.

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