Night Blooming Jessamine Not Doing Well - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10)
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Question by lcncc
July 27, 2005
I have a night blooming jessamine plant I bought 2 months ago. It is potted in a planter attached to the front of my house. It gets about 1-2 hours of direct sunlight and then partial sun the rest of the day (planter is under an overhang. It gets no real water except what I give it every 3 to 4 days. When first planted it looked lovely, and even bloomed once. Now the leaves are getting pretty sparse and some are even turning yellow. I also noticed a couple of leaves have wholes on them (guessing bugs?) It is still producing new leaves at the ends, but what was there is not looking good. Any suggestions?

Answer from NGA
July 27, 2005

The plant is not getting enough sun. It may also be dealing with soil moisture problems if the soil stays too wet or too dry for a time. But it really needs lots of sun to do well. Perhaps this November you can move it to a brighter spot and it should turn around and do better next year.

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