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About Brazilian Jasmine
This plant is a tropical vine that's commonly grown as a houseplant in temperate regions. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and appreciates afternoon shade in hot humid climates. Indoors they need bright indirect light, average room temperature, and high humidity provided through the soil. It can attract mealybugs, aphids and scale insects.
How to care for Brazilian Jasmine
How often to water your Brazilian Jasmine
Brazilian 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.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Brazilian Jasmine in your home
Brazilian Jasmine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Brazilian Jasmine does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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How to fertilize Brazilian Jasmine
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 Brazilian Jasmine after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Brazilian Jasmine can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!
Brazilian Jasmine prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Brazilian Jasmine requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Brazilian 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.
Brazilian Jasmine doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.
Brazilian Jasmine does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Brazilian Jasmine should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Brazilian Jasmine is native to Southwest United States to South America and the Caribbean.
Yes, you may see your Brazilian Jasmine bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Brazilian Jasmine can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
Brazilian Jasmine can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:
- Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
- To get the cutting to root, you can either:
- Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
- Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.
Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.
Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Brazilian Jasmine, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.
Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!
Care Summary for Brazilian Jasmine
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.
What other plant parents say
This is a very delicate plant, and very hard to take care of. I watered, and treated it, it exactly as Greg told me for about a month now, but it keeps getting worse :( I had this plant last year as well and it was doing better but the flowers would always fall off, and they still do now except they look more dead.