Plant Care Gelsemium Sempervirens

Gelsemium Sempervirens

About Gelsemium Sempervirens

Carolina jasmine is the state flower of South Carolina. It's hardy to USDA Zones 7-10 and is best grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun and acid to slightly alkaline pH. It will grow as a twining vine or, if unsupported, as a bushy ground cover. It can become weedy in disturbed areas and along roadsides.


Gelsemium sempervirens

Also known as

Carolina Jessamine, Carolina Jessamine, Yellow jessamine, Jasmine, Carolina jasmine, Jessamine, Evening trumpetflower, Gelsemium and Woodbine

How to care for Gelsemium Sempervirens


How often to water your Gelsemium Sempervirens

Water needs for Gelsemium Sempervirens
0.5 cups
every 9

Gelsemium Sempervirens 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 Gelsemium Sempervirens

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Carolina Jessamine in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gelsemium Sempervirens: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Gelsemium Sempervirens love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Gelsemium Sempervirens does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Gelsemium Sempervirens

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Gelsemium Sempervirens: 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 Gelsemium Sempervirens after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Gelsemium Sempervirens is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Gelsemium Sempervirens

Gelsemium Sempervirens

Gelsemium Sempervirens

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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