Jasmine in India
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Jasmine is a lovely, evergreen plant that grows mostly in tropical regions and it is found natively throughout Asia. With its fragrant little flowers of either white or yellow and its dark green foliage, it is a wonderful addition to any garden. Jasmine can take a lot of abuse, grows well in hardiness zones 7 through 9 and can handle droughts well. Jasmine comes in many different varieties as well, ranging from vines to shrubs and even small trees.
Choose a variety of jasmine to plant. Star jasmine does well in desert environments and smells great. Make sure to choose a variety of jasmine that will do well in your area.
Choose a spot to plant your jasmine. Jasmine prefers full sun, but it can handle partial shade, especially in hot, desert climates. Allow your jasmine plant plenty of room in which to spread out and grow.
Dig a hole for your jasmine. Make sure the hole is about six inches wide and six inches deep. Place the jasmine in the hole and cover it with soil. If you have infertile soil, mix a layer of top soil and manure into your soil before planting the jasmine.
Water your jasmine every other day for about four or five minutes each watering. Jasmine plants need the soil around them to be damp at all times, without drowning their roots.
Prune your jasmine plant in the spring if the vines or branches are damaged, dead or over reaching. Otherwise, there is no need to prune.