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How to Care for Jasmine Shining Star Plants


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Jasminum nitidum (shining or star jasmine) can grow as an evergreen vine or shrub, featuring night-blooming, star-shaped and fragrant flowers. As spring and summer vine, it will grow to 20 feet in length; however, it can be easily pruned into a small, two-foot tall shrub. Shining jasmine is hardy to USDA zones 9 to 11, and requires warmth to thrive.

Difficulty: Easy

Instructions

Things You’ll Need:

  • Fertilizer
  • Pruning shears
  • Horticultural oil
     
Growing the Shining Jasmine Outdoors
  1. Grow the shining jasmine in full sun.

  2. Water the shining jasmine to keep the soil moist.

  3. Fertilize the shining jasmine once a month, spring through fall, with a 10-10-10 formula.

  4. Prune the shining jasmine to the shape you desire when it has finished flowering.

  5. Inspect the shining jasmine periodically for signs of pests. Scale and aphids are attracted to this plant. Manage infestations with horticultural oil, at the rate suggested on the package.

     
Growing Shining Jasmine Indoors
  1. Grow the shining jasmine in a loose, well drained potting soil. You can create your own by mixing equal parts of potting soil, sand and peat moss.

  2. Water the potted shining jasmine with room-temperature. Water often enough to keep the soil moist but not soggy.

  3. Fertilize the indoor shining jasmine every two weeks during the growing season with a water-soluble fertilizer labeled for acid-loving plants. Use the rate suggested on the fertilizer label.

  4. Mist the shining jasmine daily with water to provide it with humidity.

  5. Place the potted shining jasmine in an area where it will receive lots of light, preferably direct sun in the morning.

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