How to transplant and reproduce jasmine

If you have ever walked down the street and been stopped by the intensity of its perfume, surely you know and value jasmine. What we know as “jasmine” is actually a genus, within which there are more than 200 species; some that grow as bushes and others, climbers that grow around the trees or the fences of the houses.

If you love jasmine, you have one in your house and you want to change its place; or a friend of yours has one and you want to get a new plant to take with you, you can read here everything you need to know to transplant or reproduce a jasmine correctly and thus enjoy its perfume and the beauty of its flowers.

To transplant a jasmine from one site to another:

1. Open a hole with a shovel or with your hands in the ground where you want to place your plant and the approximate size of it. Be careful with the roots; do not leave them completely exposed, leave them with the earth that has remained attached to them.

2. Since the roots will take some time to adjust to their new space, you must take good care of the plant. Water it frequently (go less as it takes root) and fertilize it with organic matter, such as manure.

If you want to reproduce a jasmine:

Although there are several techniques to reproduce a jasmine, here we have chosen the cutting. Try to do it in spring or summer, in the morning.

1. Choose a branch of your jasmine that is about 15 centimeters long, is green with brown tones and has buds, that is, small protuberances from which leaves and stems later come out. Cut it with a pair of sharp gardening shears, above the node. Remove the large leaves, but not the smaller ones.

2. Plant it in a small pot (approximately 10 centimeters deep) with soil mixed with perlite and organic compost. Don’t sink it too deep. Then moisten the soil with a diffuser.

Note: to ensure that a cutting will root, it is best to spray it with a rooting agent. You can prepare it yourself with lentils.

3. After three weeks, check that everything is ok by pulling slowly and very carefully on the plant to check if its roots are already established and offer resistance.

How to care for jasmine

  • Jasmines need a bit of direct sun each day to best bloom.
  • Prune old branches.
  • In summer they require abundant watering; and in winter, moderate.
  • Please note: if the buds do not open, the plant may not be getting enough light; and that if the leaves turn brown, it is getting a lot of direct light and may dry out.
  • If you live in an area with a harsh frosty winter, place it inside a greenhouse or indoors.
  • If you have a potted jasmine, always make sure it has proper drainage so the roots stay healthy.