Jasmine Sambac, aka Jasmine Arabian Sambac or Arabian Jasmine, is the more popular variety for indoors due to its simpler care regime and intoxicatingly sweet-scented flowers, something you don't want to miss. With stiff, upright stems, growing in more of a shrub-like habit, they flourish in bright, humid conditions. Due to their specific care requirements, they are popular indoors as well as outdoors, since they are a relatively easy-blooming tropical annual during the warmer months.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.
Since jasmine grows rapidly, pruning will be necessary to keep the plant in shape, encourage branching, and help bloom. The best time to do so would be late spring and mid-summer, pruning about half an inch back. Fertilize your plant following instructions on the label during the spring and summer. Jasmine plants drop leaves, or they dry up, from both too much and too little water, so make sure you are watering accordingly. They will also tend to drop their buds after going through an environmental change, so try to keep their care very stable. Keep them away from drafts and dry air, but make sure they are not kept too warm, as high temperatures will encourage growth but not bloom production.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.