Crepe jasmine (also called crape jasmine) is a pretty little shrub with a rounded shape and pinwheel flowers reminiscent of gardenias. Rising 8 feet (2.4 m.) high, crepe jasmine plants grow some 6 feet wide, and look like rounded mounds of shiny green leaves. Crepe jasmine plants are not very demanding, and that makes crepe jasmine care a snap.Crepe jasmines thrive outdoors in warm climates. Although the shrubs look elegant and refined, they are not at all picky about soil as long as it is well drained.
This plant will appreciate a position that gets lots of bright direct light.
It’s important to keep up a regular watering routine. In summer you want to keep the soil moist but not soggy. To monitor this, you can use your finger to poke into the top 5 cm of potting mix and feel the soil moisture level before watering. If it feels particularly wet, let it dry out for longer. Overwatering can lead to fungal issues or root rot. Try watering a once a week, but always testing the soil first to see if watering is necessary. During winter, when the plant isn’t in an active growing phase you should reduce watering frequency and use tepid/room temperature water.
As with all plants, drainage is essential. Ensure that whatever vessel your plant is in, there are sufficient holes in the bottom to allow excess water to freely drain from the pot and away from the plant’s roots.
This plant will appreciate a moderate level of humidity to prevent her leaves from browning at the edges. Some tips for increasing humidity include grouping plants together, placing pots on a pebble tray, or if you want to go all out – buy a small humidifier online and place it in amongst your plant friends!
Feed with liquid or solid fertilizer fortnightly over the warm, growing period and not at all over the cooler winter months.
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