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#1 User is offline   haihi 

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:27 PM

My jasmine has not been flowering for a long time. Anyway to make it flower?
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Posted 25 January 2007 - 12:51 AM

 haihi, on Jan 20 2007, 04:27 PM, said:

My jasmine has not been flowering for a long time. Anyway to make it flower?


Since no one responded, let me attempt to answer this. I assume the plant is healthy looking. If its the common Gardenia jasminoides, it should be free flowering in Singapore. It needs at least a few hours of direct morning sun - an established big plant will take full sun. I have seen a tall plant outside a car workshop in Tuas blooming profusely even though its left in the open (getting full sun as a result). If you think thats not the problem, then change the soil, checking the roots when you do so and see if theres mealy bugs or if the roots are dying (eg over water or potting material too dense). Also, fertilise frequently with high P and K fertiliser. Alternate between Organic fertiliser like blood and bone and chicken manure - no more than once a month and about half tablespoon each time if its in a pot. These fertilisers are not fully decomposed so spread them around the plant rather than slap one big lump on the root. Drench the pot at times to leach out excess fertiliser also because the plant likes it. Heavy pruning also helps to bring more bloom - but the plant must be healthy.

Actually this standard answer applies to most potted plants.

good growing .....
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:53 AM

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Per your bit & insufficient piece of info you gave us, please allow me to share my experience.

In brief, please note that Jasmine [Jasminum sambac Ait. : Arabian Jasmine]
produces flowers profusely only during rainy & summer season.
Don't expect much during this time of the year.

+ For daily care, you need to trim its stems regulary to promote flower buds.
Once the flowers withered, trim the stems.

+ Give flowering formula fertilizer every month. POKON brand is good enough.
Dissolve the crystals into water as recommeded. Comply strictly with the instructions
written on its label, don't make the solution too strong lest it will harm your plant.

+ If it's possible, please try to repot and change bigger pot & more enriched soil once a year or so.
Add some Osmocote slow release pellets fertilizer into the soild every 3-6 months. When used as recommended,
there is virtually no risk of over-fertilizing or "burning" the plants from excess nutrients.

+ Please note that it also needs full sun at least half a day to promote flowers.

Hope this will help you more or less, I presume.

This post has been edited by Opus: 21 December 2007 - 10:26 AM

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:16 PM

Hi Opus, dont quite get you on the season/weather part.... Isnt this the typical climate that we have in Singapore? It either rains or shine throughout the year.... with exception higher rain fall towards year end due to monsoon season...

Here are my two jasmines that are always in bloom throughout the years...

Jasminum sambac. (Courtesy from a good friend)
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This one was bought from FEF...
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What i do is to give them plenty of water, regular fert program and leave them under the sun, afternoon sun rather...

Cheers


 Opus, on Dec 21 2007, 09:53 AM, said:

Per your bit & insufficient piece of info you gave us, please allow me to share my experience.

In brief, please note that Jasmine [Jasminum sambac Ait. : Arabian Jasmine]
produces flowers profusely only during rainy & summer season.
Don't expect much during this time of the year.

This post has been edited by milnek: 21 December 2007 - 12:29 PM

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:18 PM

Oh now i see, you are from Thailand....
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Posted 21 December 2007 - 12:57 PM

 milnek, on Dec 21 2007, 01:18 PM, said:

Oh now i see, you are from Thailand....

Hi.... milnek;

Here in Thailand now is dry. No rain just cold breeze a little bit.
My Jasmine bed located outdoor under full sun.

This post has been edited by Opus: 21 December 2007 - 01:33 PM

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 09:31 PM

Hi Opus,

Yes i know caused the last time i was there during late November early december period... The weather was/is nice...

BKK has dry and cool season (dry period) whereas not for us... the humidity is always on the high side...

Cheers
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:32 PM

 milnek, on Dec 21 2007, 09:31 PM, said:

Hi Opus,

Yes i know caused the last time i was there during late November early december period... The weather was/is nice...

BKK has dry and cool season (dry period) whereas not for us... the humidity is always on the high side...

Cheers

I am from India. We put lots of dried Cow dung. I think it is the best fertilizer for all plants.
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