Introduction of Arabian Jasmine Plant:Arabian Jasmine i.e Jasminum Sambac is a tropical plant and belongs to the olives (Oleaceae) family. The scientific name of the plant is Mogra and is well known as Motia Plant in the countries of South Asia. There are different varieties in Arabian Jasmine such as Suji mallige, Single Mohora, Double Mohora, Motia, and Rai Japanese, etc. It is famous for its attractive and highly fragrant flowers all over the world and once it’s begins growing flowers that will grow year after year. The Flowers begin to bloom in spring and keep entire the summer season while they continuously bloom in warm climates. There are lots of uses of jasmine plants' flowers such as making medicines, making tea, and also widely used in the manufacturing of perfumes, creams, and lotions.
Specifications:Plant height: 5–12 inches (13 to 30 cm) Plant Spread: 6-8 inches (15 to 20 cm)
Best Way to Care for Jasminum Sambac: (How to Grow Arabian Jasmine at Home)Motia Plant is one of the easy growing plants so you do not need to worry much. Anyone can grow a mogra plant easily by getting basic knowledge of gardening.
Best Practices:Best practices of taking care of the Arabian jasmine:
Ideal Temperature and climate:
- The ideal temperature to thrive motia plant should be 80 F to 90 F.
- It can thrive best in warmer climates and also survive in cooler climates but make sure the climate must not be frost.
- 6-8 hours of full sunlight per day is best to grow.
- It watered on regular basis especially in the summer season (blooming season)
- Water when two or a few inches of soil are dry. Make sure to avoid overwatering.
- Soils with lots of compost will make your motia plant healthy
- It can be grown on clay loam and rich sandy loam soil but the ideal soil is humusy, loose, and light with well-drained
- Arabian jasmine can be grown on any type of soil that holds water
Ideal Geographic Conditions:
- Grow well at elevations of about 600 to 1200 meters and requires a warm and humid climate for successful growth.
- A 10-30-10 fertilizer is best for the Jasminum Sambac.
Things to do and don’t after planting:Do’s:
- Proper Watering make sure to soil should not be dry and soft
- Keep the Soil Moist
- Remove tangled and old stems that stop producing flowers
- Trim the branches (If your plant do not push any new growth)
- Use phosphorus-rich fertilizer to boost the flower production effectively
- Uses of Soggy Soil
- Lack of Watering is a common reason for wilting of Arabian jasmine.
Frequently Ask Questions about Arabian Jasmine:
Q: Is Arabian Jasmine fast-growing?Yes, it is one of the fast-growing plants. The plant can produce flowers 6 to 9 months a year.
Q: Is Arabian jasmine easy to grow?Fortunately, it is easy to grow and care for. If you’re new or a beginner in planting, Sambac Jasmine is best for you.
Q: Can the jasmine plant survive in winter?The plant does not need quite as much direct sunlight during the winter months. But it cannot survive frost or hard winter temperatures because it is a tropical plant and tolerate a hot warm climate.
Q: Why is my Arabian jasmine dying?The most common reason is lack of watering or little watering. It is one of those plants that need regular watering to thrive. The other cause may be a lack of lighting in terms of losing leaves.
Q: Does Arabian jasmine attract snakes?No, it does not generate direct attraction towards the snakes. If the plant is attractive to snakes clarified it attracts birds, lizards, rodents, hamsters, or other snake food.
Q: Why is my Arabian jasmine not flowering?Uses of too much nitrogen, drought stress, trimming stems and branches at the wrong time are the most common causes of not plant flowering.
Q: Does Arabian jasmine need direct sunlight?Arabian jasmine needs 6-8 hours of direct full sunlight a day.
Q: Is Arabian jasmine toxic to pets?No, it is not toxic to any kind of pets however even a nontoxic plant can cause gastrointestinal upset in pets if they eat it according to the ASPCA.