Plant Care 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.


Gelsemium sempervirens

Also known as

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

How to care for Jessamine


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 Irondequoit, New York.

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

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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 Irondequoit, New York

Irondequoit, New York

34% Very Low

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Light needs for plant Jessamine in Irondequoit, New York

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 6th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Irondequoit is currently very low 📉.

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

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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 Irondequoit, New York ⛅.

Jessamine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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.

Difficulty Level

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

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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Jessamine



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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