Plant Care Jessamine

Jessamine

About Jessamine

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.

Taxonomy

Gelsemium sempervirens
Gelsemium
Gelsemiaceae
Gentianales

Also known as

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

How to care for Jessamine

Water

How often to water your Jessamine

Water needs for Jessamine
0.5 cups
every 9

Jessamine needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Fort Worth, Texas.

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 Jessamine

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.

Plant care guide for Jessamine in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

52% Low

Growing Jessamine in Fort Worth right now

Light needs for plant Jessamine in Fort Worth, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 6th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Fort Worth is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Jessamine in Fort Worth, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 19% ☀️

December 6th, 2021

Fort Worth is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Fort Worth is expected to decrease by 19% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Jessamine in Fort Worth, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.7 hours 📉

December 6th, 2021

This month, Fort Worth is getting an average of 9.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 6.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.8 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Carolina jessamine in your home

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

Jessamine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Fort Worth, Texas ⛅.

Jessamine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Jessamine

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

When to repot Jessamine

Nutrient needs for plant Jessamine in Fort Worth, Texas

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 7th, 2021

The growing potential in Fort Worth is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to re…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Jessamine

Jessamine

Jessamine


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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