Plant Care Cape Jasmine

Cape Jasmine

Reviewed by: None | Last Updated: 09/08/2022

4.2 out of 5 (28 experiences)

Cape Jasmine has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Cape Jasmine has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Cape Jasmine

Cape Jasmine is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and easy to bloom with a whopping 1289 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Cape Jasmine likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

⚠️ Cape Jasmine is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Gardenia jasminoides
Gardenia
Rubiaceae
Gentianales

Also known as

Gardenia, Cape Jessamine and Daisy Gardenia

How to care for Cape Jasmine

Water

How often to water your Cape Jasmine

Water needs for Cape Jasmine
0.5 cups
every 9

Cape Jasmine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cape Jasmine

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Cape Jasmine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cape Jasmine: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cape Jasmine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cape Jasmine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cape Jasmine in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cape Jasmine

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cape Jasmine: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cape Jasmine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Cape Jasmine can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Native Region
Flowers
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Cape Jasmine

Cape Jasmine

Cape Jasmine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Cape Jasmine has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 16
Cape Jasmine has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 11
Cape Jasmine has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Cape Jasmine has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Cape Jasmine has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Cape Jasmine has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Cape Jasmine has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Anne avatar
@Anne
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 269 XP
globe Charleston, SC
03/01/2022

Drought-friendly & very resilient plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Tessalou avatar
@Tessalou
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,780 XP
globe Withcott, Queensland
11/21/2021

White flowers meaning true love

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Alphasu avatar
@Alphasu
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 582 XP
11/07/2021

Keep humidity up to avoid mites and mealy bugs. Rinse leaves regularly. Slight acid

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Tessasplants avatar
@Tessasplants
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 728 XP
10/08/2021

Don’t water too often or the buds won’t open

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Nana avatar
@Nana
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 72 XP
08/13/2021

So far so good still bidding

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Thatplantbitch avatar
@Thatplantbitch
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 2,878 XP
globe Detroit, MI
07/21/2021

This things is so high Maintinence, but the blooms are 100% worth it

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Daveh01040 avatar
@Daveh01040
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 43 XP
globe Holyoke, MA
06/16/2021

The fragrance the blooms provide us out of this world.

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Jazzthespazz avatar
@Jazzthespazz
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 408 XP
globe Happy Valley, OR
06/06/2021

Smells lovely if you can get it to bloom but I recommend a lot of sunlight and water.

Jazzthespazz avatar
@Jazzthespazz
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 408 XP
globe Happy Valley, OR
06/06/2021

This is probably better outdoors or just not indoors in the Pacific Northwest.

Survivor Survivor
Anakaren161 avatar
@Anakaren161
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 152 XP
globe New York
06/03/2021

Grows soo fast and sure it will bloom next year

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Sohappyicoulddie avatar
@Sohappyicoulddie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 137 XP
globe Riverside, CA
05/24/2021

The aromas of this plant is euphoric.

Survivor Survivor
Isabelleplantmum avatar
@Isabelleplantmum
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 76 XP
05/20/2021

not toooooo dependent on water but whenever it flowers they always die :( and idk why

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Girasolroto avatar
@Girasolroto
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 215 XP
globe Milwaukee, WI
03/14/2021

Keanu Leaves is not thriving to say the least. I am not giving up yet, but I fear soon I will have to remove Keanu from life support 🥺. I’ve followed all Greg’s advice and tips from online and nothing helps. The best guess I have is the climate, (we live in the great lakes area) tho the plant is indoors....the apartment is drafty, the owner controls the heat and lowers it at night. I have a grow light sooo...idk 🤷🏼. I show the entire “Oasis” lots of love, attention and sing super rad 80’s new wave to the residents every day. 🤔Do u think it could b Keanu Leaves is telling me they hate OMD and Depeche Mode? I’m at a loss...🤦🏼

Browns easily Browns easily
Helenawind avatar
@Helenawind
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 52 XP
globe New York
03/13/2021

Love the fragrance of the flowers.

Blooms easily Blooms easily

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