Jasmine is one of the prettiest flowers in the garden. It is not hard to grow Jasmine from seed. If you have experience with growing other plants as well as the climate in your area, you should have no problem with how to grow jasmine indoors. In most areas where there is a warm climate, jasmines do quite well. With a bit of caring and patience, even an inexperienced gardener will easily enjoy growing jasmines indoors.
To begin, let’s look at how the Jasmine plant grows and where it best starts out. The plant starts out as a rhizome (the bottom of a stem or a new leaf) from a very small flower pot which can be bought new at a nursery or from someone who has stored their plant for this purpose. The plant then grows up until it is about one to two feet high. It then begins to get its leaves about four to six inches long, and grows single flowers on its branches. During the summer it produces more blooms and grows up to six to ten inches tall.
One of the easiest steps to take when it comes to how to grow jasmine is to simply bring the flower pots inside each fall. Once the first bloom appears you can put the pots on the windowsill. The soil should be filled with about a half inch of gravel or sand. The drainage should be on the bottom of the pot so that water drains away from the new roots. This may require you to buy a couple of different pots, or you may have enough gravel in your home already to start with.
This new growth should be watered only twice a day. Watering while the plant is growing is not recommended since the roots will tend to push out the soil. They will also soak up all of the nutrients from the soil as well. If you do decide to water while the plant is growing, keep the soil moist, but do not drown it.
As for how to grow jasmine plants indoors, the best way is to buy some young seedlings at your local nursery. These will have buds that are still very small, allowing you to prune the foliage to the desired lengths. These plants will grow for about four to five years before they bloom and shed their leaves. Once they shed their leaves the new growth is covered with leaf litter, so pruning the plants will be necessary if you want any new growth.
Pruning is not difficult when caring for a jasmines plant. Just take the flower buds off of the plant and cut them back to the desired length. If the flower has many branches or blossoms on the stem, then you can make more than one cut per year to assure blooming. Once the blooms have finished blooming, you can trim the plant back to a more manageable size and continue to grow from there.
During the winter months, the cold air drafts can bring too much moisture in the air. If you want to learn how to grow jasmine indoors during cold air drafts, you should place a pot with about three inches of water inside of a window. The idea is to provide the jasmines with as much humidity as possible so they will thrive during the winter months. This will also help the plant survive the dry seasons from time to time. It may take several years of cold air drafts before the plant will be able to do well during the summer months, but it can be done.
When selecting which pot to use for your jasmines, you should choose one that has a shallow drainage hole. This way you will not drown the roots. Many people who are learning how to grow jasmine inside place their pots directly onto the soil in the bottom of the container. You should do the same if you are going to place cuttings into the ground. Cuttings take very well to the roots of the plant.