The Q&A Archives: Madagascar Jasmine Care

Question: I have a Madagascar Jasmine that I got last July. Right now the leaves yellow and looking very frail. I live in Vallejo, CA. How can I care for my jasmine?

Answer: Yellowing leaves can be a sign of iron deficiency, not meaning that there's not enough iron in the soil, but that it's bound up for some reason - perhaps very alkaline conditions. Iron chelate is the form that's most available to plant roots, but your jasmine may need foliar sprays, as well. If it were my plant I'd prune away the affected plant parts to promote healthy, new growth. Full sun to part shade are the best exposures for jasmine. Water regularly during the growing season and pinch or prune to encourage healthy new shoots. With some extra TLC this spring and summer, your jasmine should regain its health.

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by cocoajuno and is called "Here's looking at you."