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Jasmine Sambac

Fact sheet

from David’s Exotic Plants


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.


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.


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. 

Similar factsheets on citrus trees, bauhinia, exotic plumeria, mango plants, acmena, exotic punica, pomegranate, exotic lychee trees and many more exotic plants which can be found via our Garden Index.



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