Crape Jasmine - Knowledgebase Question

Orange, CA
Avatar for cjeubanks
Question by cjeubanks
March 18, 1999
We have a crape jasmine (also known as Carnation of India, Pinwheel Jasmine, or Taber-naemontana Divaricata). We have been unable to find out what type of fertilizer should be used and when. The plant information we have found has only said to fertilize, without specifics!


Image
Answer from NGA
March 18, 1999
Your plant will be happiest with a fertilizer formula that promotes blooming. The three numbers on a fertilizer container refer to the percentages of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium contained in the mixture. Nitrogen promotes lush, green growth. Phosphorous helps the plant develop strong stems and promotes bloom. Potassium works in combination with the other elements, and helps plants grow healthy root systems. Your Crape Jasmine will get along with an 8-8-8 fertilizer, but will bloom best if fed with a fertilizer with a 10-20-10 ratio. Hope this clears up the confusion!

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Visual_Botanics and is called "Hidden Bird Bath"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.