The Q&A Archives: Night Blooming Jasmine

Question: I bought 3 plants from Navlets and they had your nursery name on them. The problem is that the leaves are turning yellow and wilting. I water it everyday ???? What am I doing wrong?
Please help.

I also bought a arabian jasmine (double kind) in a 6" container. When will it bloom?


Answer: Hold off on the water! Your plants may be drowning! If you've recently put your plants in the ground, the yellowing and wilting leaves are probably just a reaction to being transplanted. If your plants are still in their original containers, the wilting could be caused by a different exposure to the sunshine than the plants are used to. In either case, the jasmine will adjust and begin new growth later this summer. Jasmine likes moist, but not soggy soil. For plants in the ground, apply water once each week, allowing it to slowly percolate down and wet the entire root mass each time you water. (If you water daily, you'll exclude air from the roots and the plant will die.) Your Arabian jasmine should bloom all summer for you, beginning in late June or early July when nightime temperatures remain above 55F.

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