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Jasmine
Sambac

Fact
sheet

from David’s
Exotic Plants

Watering

Jasmine
Sambac should be watered thoroughly but then allowed to dry out almost
completely before re-watering.  

Note
– they don’t like to be over-watered
, and in the rest period
(winter) they should only be watered when the soil is almost dust
dry.   When growing begins in the Spring they should be given
Phostrogen feed once a week, to encourage new growth.  They can also
be fed (but not so frequently) in the Winter with Phostrogen.  We
usually add around two tea spoons of the feed to a watering can.

Over-wintering
in the UK

Jasmine
plants shouldn’t be allowed to get too cold over the winter months.  They
should be kept on a south-facing window indoors or in a conservatory or
greenhouse not below
5?C.
 

Summer
months

Jasmine
require as much sunlight and ventilation as possible.  If you keep
your jasmine plant in a greenhouse, water the floor on hot days to
increase the humidity.  They tend to produce their famous flowers
practically non stop throughout the summer months.

Pests

Like
other plants, jasmine may be attacked by pests. Red spider mite, white fly
and greenfly are the main culprits and the best solution is to wash the
plant with soapy water every few days to cut down the insect numbers, or
simply give it a good hose down.

Potting

They
require a loam-based compost with either grit or bark chippings to aid
drainage.  The optimum pH is 6.5.  They should be re-potted once
a year if/when the plant becomes pot-bound. 


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