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Name: Bernadette Fiege
New York
Berniecharli
Apr 23, 2018 1:16 PM CST
So, I bought a night blooming Jasmine plant last summer, even though I live in NY and I successfully got it to bloom this fall when I brought it indoors. It's on it's 2nd year now and I have had it inside all winter and it growed substantially. But it looks a mess. How should I prune it? What should I cut off? Does it need a bigger pot? Recommendations please?
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Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
Apr 23, 2018 2:12 PM CST
The pot size is fine and it is overall quite healthy. However, it is very overgrown and in need of major pruning - as much as you can stand. That means pruning off all or most of its foliage.

Wherever you cut any stem back to is where new growth will subsequently emerge. If you want a full, compact plant without leggy, bare stems, then you will need to prune back the stems to a height of 6-12 inches above the soil. You can try rooting tip cuttings in water or damp soil.

It will bloom more readily of winter temps are in the 50 degree F. range, but that is hard to do in NY.
Will Creed
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[Last edited by WillC - Apr 23, 2018 2:13 PM (+)]
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