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How to Care for & Water an Arabian Jasmine Plant

By Jennifer Loucks ; Updated September 21, 2017

Arabian jasmine is a flowering tropical plant that is native to India and areas of Southern Asia. USDA growing zones 9 and 10 offer the best outdoor growing conditions for Arabian jasmine. Arabian jasmine grows to a height of up to 10 feet and produces blooms from June through September, depending on the variety. The clusters of white, fragrant flowers open in the evening and close again in the morning.

Plant the Arabian jasmine in a location that offers a well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. Work organic compost into the soil at the time of planting to increase the soil nutrient value and moisture retention.

Water the plant at the soil level on a regular basis during the growing season to keep the soil moist but not wet.

Tie the stems to support structures to prevent the branches from drooping and causing damage to flowers and branches.

Apply a layer of mulch around the plant to protect it and prevent the soil from becoming saturated with water.

Apply a balanced 10-10-10 fertilizer once a month starting in spring and continuing through the fall season. Water the plant thoroughly after application to assist in plant absorption.

Prune the Arabian jasmine plant after flowering is complete to remove spent blooms and keep the plant in shape.

Propagate Arabian jasmine plants in spring by taking 3-inch semi-hardwood cuttings. Place the cut end in an even mixture of sand, peat moss and vermiculite that has been lightly dampened. Transfer the cuttings to a 3-inch pot once roots are formed in approximately four weeks.

 

Things You Will Need

  • Arabian jasmine plant
  • Water
  • Plant supports
  • Twine
  • Mulch
  • 10-10-10 fertilizer
  • Pruning clippers
  • Sand
  • Peat moss
  • Vermiculite
  • Rooting tray
  • 3-inch pots

Tip

  • Jasmine plants do not respond well to being overwatered. Keep the soil moist but not wet.

About the Author

 

Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.