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Care of the plant Jasminum odoratissimum or Yellow Jasmine.

Care of the plant Jasminum odoratissimum or Yellow Jasmine

The genus Jasminum, family Oleaceae, comprises 200 species of shrubs and climbing plants native to Eurasia. Some species are: Jasminum odoratissimum, Jasminum nudiflorum, Jasminum nitidum, Jasminum mesnyi, Jasminum humile, Jasminum officinale, Jasminum grandiflorum, Jasminum polyanthum.

Common names: Yellow Jasmine, Fragrant jasmine, Florida Jasmine, Showy Jasmine, Fruity Jasmine. This species is native to the Canary Islands and Madeira.

They are erect evergreen shrubs that reach 4-6 meters in height. The glossy dark green leaves are pinnate with triangular leaflets. The flowers are yellow, highly scented, and appear in terminal panicles. They bloom from winter to early spring. They produce fruits in the form of dark berries.

They are used as indoor or greenhouse plants. In tropical and subtropical climates they are used to cover walls and pergolas.

Jasminum odoratissimum can grow in full sun or semi-shade exposure. They do not resist frost. It's convenient that in winter it rests at 8-10 ºC.

The soil can be a mixture, in the same proportions, of coarse sand, leaf mulch and peat. Transplant every year after flowering, renewing the substrate.

In spring and summer, water frequently so that the substrate is always humid but not waterlogged. The rest of the year wait until the surface part of the substrate has dried. They need a medium-high humidity; spray the leaves (not the flowers) occasionally with lime-free water.

Fertilize every 3 weeks with mineral fertilizer during spring and summer.

Prune lightly after flowering to maintain a compact appearance.

They are sensitive to the attack of aphids, mites and mealybugs, especially if they suffer from drought.

They propagate by cuttings from the tip of the stems in autumn or spring.

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Jasminum odoratissimum
Jasminum odoratissimum
Jasminum odoratissimum
 

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