How to Fertilize Jasmine Plants

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The different varieties of jasmine can add a great scent and appearance to any garden. Jasmine plants can also be kept indoors. Whether indoors or out, proper care is essential for a jasmine plant to flourish. It may take some trial and error to find the correct balance and timing for fertilizing your jasmine plant. With persistence and experimentation in fertilization, you can have a thriving jasmine plant.

Difficulty: Moderately Easy


  1. Plant the jasmine plant in regular garden soil with moderate levels of soil fertility. Jasmine can be planted in pots or directly in the ground.

  2. Decide on a mild fertilizer to feed the jasmine plant. You can use either an organic or synthetic fertilizer to feed the plant. Synthetic fertilizers tend to be less expensive, but organic fertilizers pose less threat of burning the roots and can help improve the soil.

  3. Fertilize your jasmine plant at least once a year by following the instructions on the fertilizer container. Spring is often a good time to fertilize your plant after you’ve finished pruning it.

  4. Withhold fertilizer during the fall and winter when the plant is resting. This is particularly important for jasmine plants kept indoors.

  5. Experiment with the timing and amount of fertilizer. Depending on your soil, use of compost, and the type of jasmine plant you have, you may need to adjust how you fertilize your jasmine until you find the right balance.

Tips & Warnings

  • Yellow leaves may be a sign that the jasmine plants needs fertilizer.

  • The best time to fertilize a jasmine plant is when the plant is healthy and putting out new growth.

  • Container plants often need more frequent fertilization as watering may drain minerals from the soil.

  • Don’t over fertilize as this can harm the jasmine plant.

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