Plant Care Yellow Jessamine

Yellow Jessamine

About Yellow 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, Jessamine, Evening trumpetflower, Gelsemium and Woodbine

How to care for Yellow Jessamine

Water

How often to water your Yellow Jessamine

Water needs for Yellow Jessamine
0.5 cups
every 9

Yellow 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 Orlando, Florida.

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 Yellow 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 Yellow Jessamine in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

60% Medium

Growing Yellow Jessamine in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Yellow Jessamine in Orlando, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently medium 👌.

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

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Light needs for plant Yellow Jessamine in Orlando, Florida

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20.6% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 20.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.6 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Yellow Jessamine in Orlando, Florida

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 25th, 2021

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.2 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Carolina jessamine in your home

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

Yellow Jessamine love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Yellow Jessamine does not tolerate low light 🚫.

Orlando, Florida currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Yellow Jessamine

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


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Care Summary for Yellow Jessamine

Yellow Jessamine

Yellow 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 Orlando, Florida, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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