Large Arabian Jasmine
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Looking after your Large Arabian Jasmine
This scented jasmine (Jasminum sambac) is grown for its heavenly perfume and white starry flowers. It will do well on a sunny windowsill or in a conservatory.
This summer jasmine does not flower as profusely as some of its relatives, but it will flower for a long period if you keep cutting back the spent flowers.
To ensure your plant gets enough light, place it near a window in a bright room or conservatory or on a patio outdoors in the summer. A cool room is best so try to keep your plant away from any radiators, and draughts whilst it is indoors in the winter.
In hot weather these plants need regular watering but as the days get cooler they should only need watering once the soil is dry. Water from the top and let the excess drain away or stand in water for a little while. In the summer, if you have to go away for a while you can stand them in a tray or saucer which has a little water in it. You are aiming to keep the soil damp but not soggy. If your plant still appears to be thirsty and the leaves dry, try spraying the leaves with water to keep them moist, only spray and let dry out in the shade to avoid scorching.
If the leaves appear scorched or crispy check that they are not too close to a window. Leaves and buds can both be scorched or chilled by contact with window glass, high or cold temperatures when wet. If buds and flowers are dropping without opening check for draughts and extremes of temperature.