Plants: Jasminum officinale - Poet's Jasmine

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Jasminum officinale - Poet's Jasmine

Light: Bright light with some direct sunlight each day in eastern or western exposure. Watering: Keep soil moist as Jasmine can easily wilt. When growth slows in winter, hold back on watering a bit more. Temperature: Jasminum officinale var. grandiflorum blooms best with a cool night temperature.

Humidity: Jasmine enjoys extra humidity and benefits from daily misting, sitting on a tray of moistened pebbles and/or use of a humidifier. Feeding: During the growing season, feed once a month with a standard water soluble fertilizer. Transplanting: Jasmines prefer a fertile, well-drained soil consisting of one part sterilized houseplant potting soil, one part peat, and one part builder's sand or perlite. Propagation: Take tip cuttings just below a node or heel cuttings (from sideshoots with a small section of main stem attached) in midsummer to fall. Grow cuttings in a pre-moistened light soil mix with extra humidity. Repot when rooting has taken place and treat them as mature specimens. Maintenance: Continue to prune often, as they can be rampant growers.

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