The Best Jasmines to Grow Indoors As Houseplants

The best Jasmines to grow indoors as houseplants are Jasminum humile revolutum, Jasminum nitidum and Jasminum sambac, for several reasons. All three varieties suggested here are ever-bloomers whose white or yellow flowers will fill the air with a heavy fragrance. Regular pruning is necessary so they will remain less than 3 feet tall. All three will flower in containers.

Jasminum Humile Revolutum

One of the best jasmines to grow indoors as house plants for those who like fragrant yellow flowers is Jasminum humile revolutum. The stiff-stemmed, ever-blooming vine reaches a mere 1 to 2 feet tall when grown in a small container. Left unpruned, or grown in a large container, this plant can reach 10 feet in height.

Jasminum Nitidum

A stiff-stemmed vine, Jasminum nitidum can reach anywhere between 1 and 3 feet tall in a small container. Periodic pruning into a bush shape instead of allowing the plant to vine will increase flower production as well as allow you to control the final height and shape of your jasmine. Left unpruned, or grown in a large container, this plant can reach 20 feet in height.

Jasminum Sambac

Many varieties of Jasminum sambac are typically grafted onto another variety of jasmine because of their naturally weak root system. This particular variety of jasmine is known for its rich, heavy scent. Grown in a small container, most varieties of Jasminum sambac will reach anywhere between 1 to 3 feet tall. Belle of India and Grand Duke can be more difficult to grow than other varieties. They are also slower-growing than other varieties, but still need periodic pruning to keep them in shape. If you would like to grow a variety that you can cut the flowers from, choose Maid of Orleans. Left unpruned, or grown in a large container, this plant can reach 10 feet or more in height.

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Sheri Ann Richerson is a garden writer living in the Midwest. Her articles regularly appear in numerous gardening magazines. She is also the author of numerous books including "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Year-Round Gardening" and "101 English Garden Tips."