How do you care for a star jasmine vine?
Credit: wiccked Flickr CC-BY-2.0
Q:

How do you care for a star jasmine vine?

A:

Quick Answer

Star jasmine is easy to care for as long as it is planted in a mild climate. It thrives in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 8 through 11.

  Know More

Full Answer

Star jasmine is an evergreen vine that produces fragrant white flowers in the spring and summer. It is a fast-growing vine that grows best in full sun to partial shade. It should be fertilized at the beginning of the growing season with a 10-10-10 fertilizer solution. Light pruning during the early spring helps the vines retain their shape. Any dead or yellow leaves should be removed during this time. Flowers should be removed immediately after they've finished blooming.

Although star jasmine is resistant to most plant diseases, scale insects and mealybugs can be a problem if control measures are not taken. A good spraying with insecticidal soap on a weekly basis takes care of mealybug infestations. Applications of horticultural oil gets rid of scale insects.

Star jasmine needs loose, rich soil that is well drained, but it is not necessary to fertilize them unless their leaves turn yellow in the spring. This could be a sign of a nutrient deficiency, so a fertilizer formulated for blooming plants should be used according to the directions on the package.

Star jasmine is not a true jasmine, but nonetheless, it is well-loved among gardeners who enjoy vining plants that feature flowers with enchanting aromas.

Learn more about Outdoor Plants & Flowers
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you care for a Confederate jasmine?

    A:

    Confederate jasmine is a vine plant characterized by its delicate, white, star-shaped flowers. It blooms in the late spring and can grow up to 20 feet tall. To care for this plant, water it regularly, add compost, support the vines, prune the flowers, and apply fertilizer. You need leaf mold, plant ties, pruning shears and fertilizer.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    How do I take care of a jasmine plant?

    A:

    To care for a jasmine plant, place it in a warm, sun-lit location with plenty of room to grow, add fertilizer and mulch, then water it regularly. Additionally, pinch back the stems and prune as needed during the dormant season. Keep a supply of fertilizer and mulch on hand, as well as a pair of pruning scissors for the plant's care.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    What is winter care for a Mandevilla vine?

    A:

    Mandevilla vines can be brought indoors during the winter months and treated like a houseplant or stored in a temperate place until spring, according to the University of Illinois. Regular care includes trimming when needed and watering at least once a week.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    How do you root jasmine?

    A:

    Jasmine can be started indoors from a cutting of the stem and grown into a plant that can be potted outdoors. To do this, you need peat, perlite, pruning shears, houshold cleaner, rooting hormone, a plastic growing container, and a plastic bag or aquarium. This process takes several months.

    Full Answer >

Explore