Star Jasmine Leaves Turning Yellow - Knowledgebase Question

San Mateo, CA
Question by edvee9
August 5, 2000
Star jasmine planted in large clay pot with another type of jasmine on open porch. Jasmines have lost all their flowers and leaves are falling off. Planted 2 years ago and is about 5' tall.

Answer from NGA
August 5, 2000


It doesn't sound as though your jasmine like their environment! Potted Jasmine likes bright, indirect light in summer. Perhaps yours is getting reflected heat from a wall? Preferred temperatures are around 70 in daytime to no less than 60 at night. It requires a good deal of humidity to grow and bloom well - frequent misting is a good idea. Keep soil evenly moist, without letting it dry out or get soggy. These extremes cause the buds to drop, and with a scent like jasmine, you don't want to lose a single one! As for fertilizer, you can apply a blooming houseplant food as directed on the label year round. Try moving your jasmine and adjusting the watering schedule. Hope it perks up!

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