Madagascar Jasmine Care - Knowledgebase Question

Vallejo, CA (Zone 8B)
Question by boobei
March 31, 2005
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?


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Answer from NGA
March 31, 2005

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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.

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