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The Arabian jasmine plant is a native of Southeast Asia. Known botanically as Jasminum sambac, its highly fragrant flowers are prized. It’s the national plant of the Philippines and one of the three national plants of Indonesia. The floral aroma is used in China to scent jasmine teas, and jasmine flowers adorn leis in the Hawaiian islands.

Planting Season: Arabian jasmine is best planted in the spring or early summer, it loves warm temperatures. When planting jasmine, select a location where it can receive full sun to partial shade. Throughout the growing season, ideal temperatures for flowering are 80-90° during the day and 70-80° at night. It can tolerate cooler temperatures, but it doesn’t handle frost conditions well. Aim for at least 6-8 hours of light per day.


Regular watering is required to keep the soil moist. Check the soil moisture before watering – if the top two inches are dry, it’s time to water. Avoid overwatering, as stem or root rot may result.
This plant loves humid conditions. 

When winter arrives, water less frequently. Check the soil moisture first. Also, keep indoor plants out of the direct vent flow from your heater. Loose, light, humusy soil is ideal for the arabian jasmine plant. It should be well-draining but hold water well. Richer soils with lots of compost are preferable.


Fertilize outdoor jasmine plant four times during the year. Once will be right after its late-winter pruning. Three more feedings should be evenly spaced during the spring, summer, and fall months. A 10-30-10 fertilizer is recommended for jasmine flower production. Use a slow-release granular form and broadcast it evenly under the plant.

For indoor plants, use a liquid fertilizer, diluted in water. Thoroughly water to saturate the plant’s soil. Then, slowly pour the fertilizer over the soil. Allow excess water or fertilizer to drain off. Empty any catch-trays beneath the plant. Since liquid applications are diluted, apply monthly. If the temperature indoors is below 70 degrees, delay to every 6 weeks. Do not use oversized pots, as a large pot may hold too much moisture.


Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Transfer the plant in late spring/early summer (soil temp at least 60°F) in a warm and sunny location. The plant is being grown in the greenhouse for approximately 6 – 8 weeks. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest. Low soil temperatures may result in low or no germination.


Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.

Usage tips: The white petals of the Arabian jasmine flower are highly fragrant.


Arabian Jasmine Plant - Jasminum Sambac

  • Arabian Jasmine Plant will be available for shipment in May 2021

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