Proper care of real jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

Proper care of real jasmine (Jasminum officinale)

How do you have to water real jasmine?

  • Don't let it dry out!
  • Avoid waterlogging
  • Drain off excess water immediately
  • ensure high humidity
  • Pour with soft water / rainwater

Always water jasmine when the top layer of soil has dried.

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If it's very hot, spray the ornamental plant with soft water to increase the humidity.

Does real jasmine need fertilizer?

Fertilize real jasmine every two weeks during the growth phase from spring to autumn with a liquid fertilizer for flowering plants. There is no fertilization in winter.

When is real jasmine repotted?

In the first few years, pot real jasmine every year in a larger planter when you take the ornamental plant out of the winter quarters.

Older plants only need to be repotted when the root ball grows out of the pot.

Can real jasmine be cut?

Real jasmine should be pruned after hibernation and immediately after flowering to promote branching of the plant.

Which pests can occur?

Real jasmine causes problems in a location that is too humid. Diseases only occur when the roots rot.

Watch out for pests on your real jasmine:

  • Aphids
  • Mealybug
  • Spider mites

How is real jasmine overwintered?

In contrast to false jasmine, real jasmine is not winter hardy. The ornamental plant must be overwintered in a cool but frost-free place.

The winter temperatures must not be above 10 degrees, rather cooler. Since the plant is summer green, it loses its leaves in winter. The place can therefore be dark.

During the winter, real jasmine is not fertilized and poured so sparingly that the root ball does not dry out completely.


You can often only tell from the botanical name whether you care for real jasmine or one of the species incorrectly referred to as jasmine. With real jasmine it always starts with jasmine. The names for false jasmine or scented jasmine contain the term Philadelphus.