Jasminum sambac is an evergreen shrub, that often reaches 5 ft in height in pots. The flowers are used in making perfumes and as a flavoring in tea. Arabian jasmine is native to India.
Blooming Time: Arabian Jasmine blooms all year long in the greenhouse. Flowers are ¾ to 1 inch across and are powerfully fragrant.
Culture: Jasminum sambac needs full sun to partial shade with intermediate to warm temperatures. The potting soil should consist of 2 parts peat moss to 2 parts loam to 1 part sand. Keep the soil moist for optimum growth. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer. Plants should be pruned regularly to maintain a desired size, some branches may reach 6 to 8 ft long. Pruning also helps keep an abundance of flowers, since flowers are produce on new wood.
Propagation: Jasminum sambac is propagated by cuttings of nearly ripe wood in summer, or ripe wood in autumn or by layers.
Jasminum sambac was featured as Plant of the Week May 5-11, 2000.
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