Growing Houseplants » How to grow Jasmine Vines Indoors.
Most of the indoor
jasmine grown today, originated in tropical Asia and parts
of China. The Jasmine sold for indoor houseplants, are
tropical or subtropical vines - grown for their
fragrance. Grow Jasmine indoors specially for their
Caring for Jasmine Plants - Jasmine
All of the 'Indoor
Jasmines' need bright light with at least four hours
of direct sun per day. Whilst many of the vine type
plants, are from woodland settings and are happy
with a degree of shade, The Indoor Jasmine Vines,
will only be successful if given sunlight in the
main growing period. This helps to ripen the
flowering growths, ready for flowering through
winter when grown as a houseplant.
In spring and summer water the
Jasmine regularly and fertilize every two weeks with a
high phosphorus fertilizer to encourage good flower
development (Tomato Feed is perfect for this - as is Phostrogen).
Indoor Jasmines are best grown outside - in direct
sun - for the summer. They can be pruned hard, and
re-potted in the spring, after flowering indoors.
polyanthum, the winter-blooming jasmine (sometimes called the pink
jasmine) is one of the easiest to grow - especially if you follow the
steps above. A vigorous climber, it usually blooms in mid-winter - the
pink buds opening to masses of white fragrant flowers.
It requires cool
growing conditions and and can grow in temperatures between 40 and 50
degrees from September until the plant sets its buds. During this cool
autumn and winter period, only water the plant when the soil has dried
After flowering indoors, re-pot, prune back and
place it outside in a sunny spot - this will
ensure a good healthy plant with plenty of
flowering wood for the next winter.
Jasmine vines are particularly fragrant when grown indoors. The same is
true when grown outdoors, but when indoors the scent is 'trapped'!
Propagation of Indoor Jasmine
The easiest way to grow new Jasmine plants, is to layer them when
they are taken outside for the summer,
As the new shoots start to grow after pruning back, simply bend one
or two of the shoots over and peg them down into the garden soil, or
into a pot of compost standing nearby. Cover the shoot with soli or
compost where it is pegged down.
The shoots will develop roots within a month or so, and once growing
well, can be separated from the parent plant, simply by cutting it off.
The new Jasmine vine will grow quite strongly, but should be cut back to
encourage a bushy habit, with lots of stems which will bear those
fragrant flowers that make the Jasmine such a popular indoor plant.
Don't be too disappointed if it does not flower in the first winter. The
earlier you start the layer the better.