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Question: During the winter time I put my pot of jasminum in the room. It was fine at the benning, and then the leaves appeared white spots like white mold and started to dried out. I cut off all the dead leaves and found out the stems were all whitesh. As the spring is approaching I moved the pot to outdoor and saw some baby leaves seemed to grow out from these stems. Is my jasminum going to back to alive again. What is the appropriate way to take care of my jasminum.

Answer: It sounds like your plant survived and is recovering. Most jasmines do well in a relatively cool (50 to 55 degrees) but bright room with good indirect light over the winter. Keep the soil just barely damp and do not fertilize during the winter. In warm dry air they may suffer drying foliage and other problems, so I suspect it was too warm for it inside this past winter. Pruning can be done routinely in late winter after the main bloom flush has faded, you would prune as needed to control size and stimulate fresh new growth. Since yours did not bloom, you could cut it back now if you didn't before. Use a general purpose water soluble or slow release fertilizer such as 10-10-10 plus minors per the label directions from spring through fall and water more generously in summer when it is actively growing. Enjoy your jasmine!

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