Jasmine’s home care

Jasmine

Is representative of the olive family, but some botanists consider them to be separate family – Jasmine, whence the plant is unknown, presumably – this is the tropics and subtropics of Asia, Australia, Africa, and South America.

It is a twining evergreen or often erect shrubs with pinnate, Ternate, or rarely simple leaves and rather large flowers, exudes a gentle, pleasant aroma.

The flowers can be solitary or in panicles lateral or terminal, with white, yellow or red Corolla.

There are about 300 species of Jasmine. The plant has medicinal properties, the leaves can be used as an antipyretic, the root is used for headaches, insomnia, the flowers are added to tea.

The cultivation of Jasmine

 Location and lighting

The plant prefers a Sunny, bright light, but scattered, better positioning in the Eastern and Western Windows.

Summer must be fresh air, so best to move it to the garden. The lighting accustom gradually to avoid sunburn.

Temperature

Accepts both warm and cool weather. In the spring and autumn period, the temperature should be from +18 to +25 degrees. During the winter keep the temperature +8 to +10 degrees, to ensure further flowering.

Watering and humidity

From spring to autumn irrigation is abundant, winter is rather moderate, soft water. Do not allow drying earthen coma top.

Jasmine essential humidity, so it requires frequent spraying, but not in winter and not during flowering. You can put on a tray of moist peat or expanded clay.

Fertilizer

Feeding is carried out about 1 every 2 weeks you can use mineral and organic fertilizer with a minimum content of nitrogen, so as not to harm flowering.

Transplantation and propagation

Doing a transplant each year in a mix of sand, peat, leaf and sod land. Jasmine is propagated by root suckers, layering and cuttings, in the period from spring to summer.

Cuttings – take shoots with three internodes that are at the end of the branches, placing them in a mixture of sand with the addition of a ground sheet. Capacity is available jar.

Rooting occurs in about 3 weeks, after which the plants were transplanted into a mixture of deciduous, peat and loam, and sand.

Pests and fight with them

May be affected by aphids, mealybugs, scale insects, spider mites and whiteflies. For pest control use processing of specific drugs.

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