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Arabian Jasmine is a genus of flowering plants native to the Himalayas and the foothills of Himalayas. It is the national flower of Philippines. They belong to the family of Oleaceae.

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Arabian Jasmine - Basic care, Watering, Fertilizing, and Planting

Arabian jasmine is a native species from the eastern Himalayas and Bhutan, India and Pakistan. Majorly cultivated in southeast Asia, Madagascar Maldives, and other tropical islands. They open at night and close in the morning. they are widely grown in the tropics as an ornamental plant for its strong scent

They are evergreen vine or shrubs, 2-10 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide with support.

Basic care

These plants are easy to care as they thrive easily in tropical weather conditions.

Pinch off dead flowers spike to help the plant bloom better and brighter in the coming weeks. Optimal use of fertilizer is used based on the soil.

Watering

Arabian Jasmine requires optimal use of water. Excessive water retention around the roots would result in root rot which is a very common phenomenon in Arabian Jasmine plants hence extra care should be taken to ensure that adequate watering is maintained. It's best to allow the soil to become dry between each watering which will depend on the time of year, the amount of humidity and the sunlight received by the plant. Allowing too much water to sit at the bottom of the pot with the roots will cause them to rot, this should be avoided.

Soil

Arabian jasmine requires a good draining soil mix, in a loam soil with fast drainage.

Avoid thick water logging soil, they lead to the root rot.

Lighting

Arabian jasmine plants need bright light with some direct sunlight. A sunny windowsill will be an ideal position for these plants.

Flowering

The flowers bloom around the year and are produced in clusters of 3 to 12 together at the ends of branches. They are strong scented hence are used for essential oils. Arabian jasmine is easy to propagate from semi-ripe cuttings taken in summer.

Fertilise

Make sure to fertilize twice a week. The fertilizer should contain phosphorous.

Use soluble fertilizer mixed with water to fertilize the plants every 2 weeks.

If you over-fertilize, you'll notice signs of weak growth and the plant will not produce

flowers.




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