How to grow and care for Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) Indoors

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Pink Jasmine Care, Jasminum polyanthum Care

Botanical name: Jasminum polyanthum
Family: Oleaceae
Common names: Pink Jasmine, Winter Jasmine, Star Jasmine, French Perfume, Chinese Jasmine, Manyflowered Jasmine

Pink Jasmine Description

Pink Jasmine also called Winter Jasmine, Star Jasmine, French Perfume or Chinese Jasmine is a vigorously growing climbing flowering houseplant which bears fragrant flowers in clusters.

Pink Jasmine is mainly grown for the characteristic fragrance of its flowers. Also, it is rarely attacked by diseases and pests.

There are several Jasmines that can be grown as houseplants. The most popular ones have white blooms with a delicious fragrance.

Jasminum polyanthum, (Pink Jasmine) whose pale rosy buds open into starry white flowers borne in groups of 20 or more is the easiest to grow.

The species name, 'polyanthum', means many-flowered in reference to the numerous starry white flowers which also give this plant the common name, 'Manyflowered Jasmine'.

Pink Jasmine Size

Pink Jasmine is a vigorous climber and the stems can reach 10 ft if left unpruned.

Pink Jasmine requires bright light, moist soil at all times and support for the stems. It can be grown on a trellis, in a hanging basket or even on a fence.

Pink Jasmine Related Plants

Jasminum officinale, (White Jasmine) is another common Jasmine that can be grown indoors. It bears twining stems, much divided leaves and long-tubed white flowers with a strong fragrance.

Jasminum primulinum, (Primrose Jasmine) is the odd one out in that the yellow flowers are non-fragrant, and the stems do not twine. The flowers are semi-double with 6 or more petals.

Pink Jasmine Origin

Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) is native to southeastern China.

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Pink Jasmine Care, Jasminum polyanthum Care

Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) Care Indoors

Pink Jasmine Light Requirements

Pink Jasmine grows best in bright light with some direct sunlight. Pink Jasmine will not bloom if the light is not enough. Check out this guide on understanding light for houseplants.

How to Water Pink Jasmine

Water Pink Jasmine thoroughly and keep the soil moist at all times while allowing the top 1-2 in. of soil to dry out between waterings.

Reduce watering during the cold period as growth is minimal at this time. Read more on how to water houseplants.

Ensure the pot for your Pink Jasmine has a drainage hole to avoid getting soggy soil as it can lead to root-rot disease.


Temperature for Pink Jasmine

Pink Jasmine thrives in average warmth between 18-240C during the growing season. Keep it cool at about 150C during the dormancy period (cold season).

Protect your Pink Jasmine from cold and hot draughts to prevent sudden changes in temperatures as the can cause leaf drop. Read more on understanding temperature for houseplants.

Humidity for Pink Jasmine

Pink Jasmine has no need for high humidity; average room humidity is ideal for Pink Jasmine.

However, where the air is too dry, set the pot on a wet pebble tray to raise humidity for your Pink Jasmine. Check out these techniques on how to raise humidity for houseplants.

Fertilizer (Feeding) for Pink Jasmine

Feed Pink Jasmine with a phosphorous-rich water-soluble fertilizer every 2-3 weeks during the growing season to promote flowering.

Withhold feeding for your Pink Jasmine during the cold season as growth is minimal at this time. Read more on how to feed houseplants.

How to Repot Pink Jasmine

Repot Pink Jasmine once a year at the beginning of the growing season only when the plant is pot-bound. Pink Jasmine blooms best when slightly pot-bound.

Pot your Pink Jasmine into a pot 1 size larger and one that has a drainage hole to prevent the soil from becoming soggy as it can lead to root-rot disease.

The best soil for your Pink Jasmine should be rich in organic matter and free-draining.

How to Prune Pink Jasmine

Pruning Pink Jasmine is easy. Remove dead flowers and leaves to maintain your plant neat and tidy.

Pinch off the growing tips to encourage compact growth for your Pink Jasmine and prevent the plant from getting unruly.

After flowering, cut back the stems of your Pink Jasmine to rejuvenate growth and to keep the plant compact. Read more on how to prune houseplants.

Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) Propagation

Pink Jasmine can be propagated at the beginning of the growing season from stem-tip cuttings.

How to propagate Pink Jasmine from stem-tip cuttings

Take a 4-5 stem-tip cuttings from a healthy Pink Jasmine plant. Strip off the lower leaves.

Insert the Pink Jasmine cuttings in moist free-draining soil and place the set up in a warm, well-lit spot.

Maintain the soil moist through out until the new Pink Jasmine plants are well established.

Allow the new Pink Jasmine plants to be well established before transplanting after which routine care can begin.

Pink Jasmine Care, Jasminum polyanthum Care

Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) Problems Indoors

Pink Jasmine yellowing and dropping leaves

Pink Jasmine yellowing and dropping leaves is due to overwatering. Maintain the soil consistently moist but not soggy and reduce watering during the cold season.

Ensure that the pot for your Pink Jasmine has a drainage hole to prevent the soil from getting soggy.

Pink Jasmine losing (dropping) leaves

Pink Jasmine losing (dropping) leaves is due to two possible causes.

One possible cause of Pink Jasmine losing (dropping) leaves is incorrect watering; either underwatering or overwatering.

Maintain the soil consistently moist but not soggy and never allow the soil ball to dry out completely.

The second possible cause of Pink Jasmine losing (dropping) leaves is sudden drop in temperature. Protect your Pink Jasmine from cold draughts to maintain an average room temperature.

Pink Jasmine curling leaves

Pink Jasmine curling leaves is due to the air being too dry; you need to raise air humidity for your Pink Jasmine to prevent the leaf curl.

To raise humidity for your Pink Jasmine, set the pot on a wet pebble tray. Check out these techniques on how to raise the humidity for houseplants.

Pink Jasmine dropping flower buds

Pink Jasmine dropping flower buds is due to three possible causes.

One possible cause of Pink Jasmine dropping flower buds is underwatering. Maintain the soil consistently moist for your Pink Jasmine and never allow the soil ball to dry out completely.

The second possible cause of Pink Jasmine dropping flower buds is underfeeding. Feed your Pink Jasmine every 2-3 weeks during the growing season with a phosphorous-rich water-soluble fertilizer to promote flowering.

The third possible cause of Pink Jasmine dropping flower buds is sudden change in temperature. Protect your Pink Jasmine from draughts to prevent sudden changes in the temperature and maintain an average warmth.

Pink Jasmine not blooming (flowering)

Pink Jasmine not blooming (flowering) is due to too little light. If your Pink Jasmine is not receiving adequate light it will not bloom. Pink Jasmine blooms best in bright light with some direct sunlight.

Move your Pink Jasmine to a brighter spot and ensure it is receiving bright light with some direct sunlight.

Pink Jasmine Pests

Pink Jasmine pests are aphids and spider mites.

Isolate the affected plant to prevent spread to other houseplants and treat it appropriately for the pests.

Pink Jasmine Diseases

Pink Jasmine diseases are related to poor cultural practices. The common diseases in Pink Jasmine are leaf spot and leaf rust.

Isolate the affected plant to prevent spread to other houseplants and treat it appropriately for the diseases.

Is Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) toxic?

Pink Jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum) plants are non-toxic to humans and pets. Pink Jamine plants are safe to grow indoors.

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