Night Blooming Jessamine Not Doing Well - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Lauderdale, FL (Zone 10)
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?


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Answer from NGA
July 27, 2005

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Christina,

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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