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Flora Series - Growing Jasmine - How To Grow Jasmine Plants In Containers

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Mar 22, 2018

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  • they call it the flower of the gods this plant that produces bright white flowers
  • with a sweet fragrance is definitely one that you would love to grow in your
  • garden let's look at growing jasmine so in today's episode we will look at the
  • planting technique we will look at how to care for your Jasmine plant we will
  • look at the flowers that we harvest we will look at some pruning and
  • maintenance tips and finally we look at how to repot your Jasmine plants let's
  • start with the planting technique it's very easy to plant new Jasmine plants if
  • you already have a healthy fully grown Jasmine plant just chop off some thick
  • stems from the plant like you see here and make sure that there are not too
  • many leaves on the stem a few leaves are okay now what you want to do is take the
  • stem and we will pot this in a smaller pot or a container and once it's
  • established you can repot it into a larger container so it is just very easy
  • you just stick it into the pot and this will grow very soon into a new Jasmine
  • plant like you see here we have propagated this from a single stem and
  • it's grown pretty well now some people like using rooting hormones when
  • planting stems but I generally don't use it because although it's useful
  • commercially for the average home user it doesn't really make a difference a
  • few plants will still grow and now let's look
  • some care for your Jasmine plants jasmine plants are best grown in either
  • partial shade or in full Sun they can tolerate most types of climates but they
  • do not like a freeze they are more like tropical or subtropical plants now as
  • far as fertilizer goes you can fertilize your Jasmine plant with an all-purpose
  • fertilizer when you see new growth in the spring season and as the season
  • progresses the jasmine plant will be in full bloom during the summer season and
  • at this stage you want to add a flowering fertilizer a fertilizer that
  • is meant for flowering plants and plants in containers do need nutrients so make
  • sure you're fertilizing your jasmine plants at least twice during a year for
  • good growth and great looking flowers and a jasmine plant has a vining kind of a
  • behavior when it grows so you can see that the plant will develop a lot of
  • long vines and you can train this plant using a trellis or anything that you
  • want and it will follow that path and grow in that direction so it's a great
  • plant that can be molded according to the way you need it now let's look at
  • the harvest of the flowers this is a flowering plant and the part that is the
  • most fragrant and the most beautiful are the flowers and in tropical and
  • subtropical weather these plants will be in full bloom during the summer season
  • now this is the most common variety of Jasmine you're seeing here which is the
  • Arabian Jasmine it's very close to the Indian Jasmine also known as these names
  • as you see here on the screen and they're absolutely beautiful and they
  • are very fragrant they grow very easily in zones 9 and 10 here in California
  • very easy to grow and they produce abundantly they produce a lot of flowers
  • and it's a great addition to your home garden now you
  • get some more harvest here the flowers are really beautiful and on an average a
  • plant will produce hundreds of flowers you can grow them very easily in
  • containers and you can even grow them indoors if you're providing adequate
  • sunlight like near a windowsill or some artificial light the only thing that you
  • need to worry about as far as insects and diseases go are either caterpillars
  • that chew on the leaves or aphids that you see here that of course some damage
  • to the leaves causing it to curl so there are a lot of these insects that
  • can attack the jasmine plant but most commonly it's like white flies aphids
  • or caterpillars and to control them you can use neem oil or just a soap spray
  • soapy spray that works great to control these insects
  • since the Jasmine plant is naturally a vining plant you do need to prune it as
  • it grows larger now how much you need to prune it really depends on what your
  • goals are I usually prune the plant to keep the growth behavior of the Jasmine
  • plant to a bush sized plant so that it grows like a bush and it doesn't really
  • overtake the other plants and just grow wild but you can also train your Jasmine
  • vines to grow on a trellis and that way it will take the shape of the trellis
  • and then grow in that direction but most of you would be very happy with the
  • plant just appearing as a bush it still produces a lot of flowers and you can
  • create some very interesting shapes for the plant and it will grow in a bushy
  • fashion that will be easy to maintain and once you prune the plant you can see
  • that it looks a lot better and I usually prune the plant once a year during the
  • winter season when the plant is dormant wait for your plants to slow down a
  • little bit get dormant during the cold season and you can see here I've
  • protected the plant a little bit by adding some compost which also acts as a
  • mulch and it prevents the surface of the plant from getting froze
  • it doesn't usually get very cold here in Southern California but when it does
  • this mulch should protect the plant very well and now let's move on to reporting
  • the plant now just like any other potted plant the Jasmine plant needs to be
  • repotted every two years or so it gets severely root bound when it's planted in
  • containers and here you can see an example of how root bound this plant is
  • now initially you will find that it's really tough to separate out the soil
  • from the roots in order to prepare it for transplanting but what I usually do
  • is I try to shake off most of the dirt that I can using my hands and then take
  • a cultivator some people even like to chop off the roots and prepare space for
  • the plant to grow in the new container but I usually just use a cultivator or I
  • use some kind of a tool that will help me reduce the size of the roots and then
  • the plant becomes ready to be planted in a new container I also like to wash the
  • roots before I plant it so it gets rid of all the dirt around the roots create
  • some more space and the potting mix that I'm using here is the 5-1-1 mix
  • basically a mix of woodchips peat moss perlite and I will add some slow-release
  • fertilizer to this plant once it's planted and established now once the
  • plant is ready to go it will start producing new growth in a very short
  • time you can see here it has already started producing some new growth and
  • that's all that you really need to know about
  • reporting your jasmine plant has a rule of thumb you should just replant it
  • every one to two years so there we have it folks that was our episode on growing
  • the jasmine plant and also caring for your Jasmine plant if you're growing
  • jasmine in your garden do let me know which varieties you're growing if you
  • like this video do give us a thumbs up we'll see you again soon happy gardening

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In today's episode we look at how to grow jasmine plants in containers. We look at the planting technique, how to propagate jasmine plants from cuttings, how to care for your jasmine plants, how to fertilize and water your jasmine plants, how to repot your jasmine plants growing in containers and a lot more!