Do you like the mesmerizing scent of Jasmine? Check out all the details on How to Grow and Care for Chameli Flower Plant in India easily!
Jasmine is one of the most popular flowers when it comes to fragrance. If you too want to include this white beauty in your home and garden, then here are all the details on How to Grow and Care for Chameli Flower Plant!
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Propagating Chameli Flower
You can propagate jasmine from cuttings during early summer.
- Take 4-6 inches long semi-hardwood jasmine stem cutting from a healthy plant.
- Remove the lower leaves and keep the upper ones intact.
- Dip the cutting in a rooting hormone and plant it in a pot filled with a potting mix.
- Water thoroughly, wrap the plant with a plastic cover and keep the pot at any bright, indirect sunlight location.
- The cutting will form new leaves in 2-4 weeks.
Note: Though you can easily propogate this plant from cuttings, it is best to get a well-grown plant from a nursery to enjoy flowers early!
Growing Requirements of Chameli Flower Plant
The more light the plant gets, the better it will be for its growth and blooming. Place it at a location where it can get 3-5 hours of direct sun daily.
If growing indoors, then consider choosing a south or west-facing window.
Jasmine grows best in well-draining, porous, and moderately fertile soil. You can use a regular potting mix. Make your own growing medium by blending equal parts of cow manure or compost, sand or perlite, and garden soil.
Water jasmine to keep the soil slightly moist. Do not overwater the plant. The best way to maintain the moisture is to water it when the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch. Water it frequently during the hot, and dry season.
It does well in the temperature range of 15-32 C. The tropical climate of India serves as the optimum climate for its growth.
Taking Care of Chameli Flower Plant
During the growing phase, feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer. You can also go for organic options like compost, compost tea, or coffee-ground during the growth period.
Check out our article on the best homemade fertilizer for Chameli Flower plant here
Prune the plant right after blooming. It will help in early flowering for the next growing season.
Also, remove the dead, broken, or diseased branches from the plant using a pruner.
Also, snip off older stems and yellowing leaves.
Pests and Diseases
The plant is susceptible to spider mites or aphids. You can knock them off by using a strong jet of water. If the problem persists, apply a neem oil solution using a cotton ball once in two weeks.