The Jasmine plant is a genus of shrubs in the family of Oleaceae. It is also commonly known in Indian households as the ‘mogra’ plant and produces extremely fragrant flowers. This is an evergreen plant and provides year-long flowering. The flowers are white in color and are used for decorating landscapes and gardens. It has dark green foliage and is commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The mogra flower is also used as an offering in temples.
The Jasmine flowering plant looks delicate but is a hardy plant, and is very easy to grow and care of. It is perfect for newbie gardeners.
The blooms of the Jasmine plant attract many pollinating insects such as butterflies, bees, and more. Pollination is essential to promote biodiversity.
The Jasmine flowers are very easy to care for and thrive well in tropical and subtropical countries such as India. However, the plant requires thorough watering and occasional pruning sometimes to help in its healthy growth.
The Jasmine plant is used to make fragrances, oils, and garlands owing to its sweet fragrance flowers.
The soil for the Jasmine plant must be kept moist, especially during the growing season. Water plants consistently, but avoid water-logging.
The Jasmine plant loves bright sunlight for at least 5-6 hours a day.
Jasmine is an outdoor plant. It should be kept in an area receiving bright sunlight.
To Fertilize - Add nitrogen and phosphorus to the Jasmine Plant to maintain good plant growth. You can also add dry banana peels as they are a rich source of nitrogen. You can also use Vermicompost every 2 weeks.
Using seaweed fertilizer also balances the nutrition of the plant.
Jasmine plants prefer acidic soil. Use cow dung as part of your soil mix as it will make the soil acidic. The ideal soil mix for this plant should be, Garden Soil (35%) + Cocopeat (30%) + Vermicompost (30%) + Neem Khali (5%).
Keep pruning the Jasmine plant to encourage branch growth and give it more spread.
Mealybugs and whiteflies are a big problem for the Jasmine plant. Keep spraying the plant with neem spray every 2 weeks to help with pest control.
The Jasmine plant blooms all around the year. It is an evergreen plant.
Keep the plants away from shady areas and place them where they are not directly exposed to the chill, and also receive sunlight during the day.
Yes, they are the same plants.
The Jasmine flower is used as an offering to Lord Shiva by devotees.