Winter jasmine is a true marvel. It produces small but very fragrant flowers that leave no one indifferent. It is perfect in any corner as long as it is in direct sunlight and it does not need much to be and be comfortable.
However, if you want to have it perfect (and not just good), I suggest you keep reading. Then you will discover everything you need to know to take care of your precious plant.
Origins and characteristics of jasmine
Our protagonist is an herb that originated jasmine and winter jasmine. Its scientific name is Jasminum polyanthum. It is a mountaineer that has green or evergreen leaves, depending on the climate. It is the opposite, formed by 5-9 dark green leaves. The flowers appear in the spring scattered in the pigs and are white on the inside and pink outside.
It has a relatively fast growth rate, but if we ever have to cut it to control it, we can do it without any problems at any time of the year except when it is in bloom.
What care does it need?
If you are going to get a sample of winter jasmine, we recommend that you provide the following care:
Where to put jasmine? Indeed, it is a plant that can withstand trimming and does not have a terrible effect on frosts as long as they are weak; it is highly recommended to have outdoors. In an area with partial shade, it will grow wonderfully. But, of course, in places where there is no light, it will not grow well.
On the other hand, you must keep in mind that its roots are not invasive. It is excellent because if you have it in the garden, you can plant other plants near it without worrying about them. It might be interesting to plant this jasmine and another similar mountaineer next to a frame or pergola to cover it.
Soil or substrate
It is not demanding, but you must have good drainage as it cannot withstand dehydration. Nevertheless, if in doubt, we recommend:
For a flowerpot: use a universal substrate, or if you want to mulch. You can mix it with 30% perlite or add the first layer of perlite.
For the garden: The garden road must be fertile and must not be compacted.
Irrigation should be moderate, but always take into account the climate characteristics of the area. So if the temperature exceeds 30 degrees during the summer and during that period it rains nothing or almost nothing, watering must be done quite often as the land dries quickly. On the other hand, in inter jasmine will stop growing with lower temperatures. It is because it needs less water as the earth will remain moist for longer.
When the water is hydrated, pour water until you see that the soil is well moistened. If you have it in a tub, it is highly advisable not to put a plate under it. If you want to put it on, remember to remove the remaining water 10-20 minutes after watering.
During the entire growing season, that is, from spring to summer, you can fertilize it with egg and banana peels, tea bags, or other organic fertilizers.
It is also interesting to use a fertilizer that is sold ready for use, such as green plants or flowering plants.
Planting time or transplant
Do you want to plant it in the garden? If so, the best time to do so is in the spring, especially when there is a risk of frost;
If you have it in a pot and see that the roots are coming out, or the substrate seems to be very torn, you can also plant it in a larger one during that period.
During the winter, we will do cleaning to remove dead, diseased, or broken branches and those overgrown or overgrown. But, all year-round, you can pinch the components that need it; that is, you can time them only by removing the delicate leaves.
Use clean scissors to prevent infection.
Jasmine is an herb multiplied by a leafy green semi-hardwood cut in late summer and by suction cups in spring.
Withstands frost up to -5ºC. If you live in an area where the climate is colder, you can keep it in a greenhouse or even indoors.
What use is it given?
Jasmine is a beautiful herb used to decorate. To be a climber is very interesting to cover crates, pergolas, trunks of dry trees, walls or walls in a small height,
As if that were not enough, it can also be processed as a bonsai. And it is that over time, a beautiful tail is formed that can thicken if it is cut regularly, giving it a defined bonsai style.
What did you think of winter jasmine?