How to Care for Purple Jasmine


Jasmine plants and vines are an ideal and common addition to any landscape or garden. Purple jasmine plants provide aromatic blossoms, beautiful color and rapid growth on walls or a trellis. This plant grows best in warm climates and blooms all year. There are some key things to keep in mind when caring for purple jasmine.

Step 1

Make sure to plant your purple jasmine in an area that has good drainage, and a sandy or loamy soil. Keep multiple plants at least 3 feet apart.

Step 2

Make sure purple jasmine plants get at least 4 hours per day of sun, and if the temperature ever drops below 50 degrees Fahrenheit, cover the plants to protect them.

Step 3

Water the jasmine only when the soil feels dry on top and about 1 inch down.

Step 4

Provide a wooden stake for newly planted or very young jasmine plants for a support system. Insert a wooden stake directly next to the jasmine, and loosely tie the jasmine stem to it with a plant tie or twine. You may need to support it in case of strong winds, or just to help train it in a certain direction to grow.

Step 5

Prune the purple jasmine plants every spring season. Use pruning shears or scissors to cut back any broken or dead branches or stems, and shape it how you desire (a climbing vine is the most common). Pinch dead flowers off throughout the year to encourage more bushy, full growth and blooming.

Things You'll Need

  • Purple jasmine plant
  • Plant covers or blanket
  • Water
  • Wooden stake
  • Plant ties or twine
  • Pruning shears or scissors


  • Caring for Jasmine Plants
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