Growing Jasmine

How to Plant and Grow Jasmine

Blooming Jasmine

In the lush garden.

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Jasmine is known for its intensely fragrant blossoms that flower all year to brighten your home. The starry flowers grow in lovely clusters of bright white (or yellow). Here’s how to grow jasmine in your home.

Though jasmine is a vine often grown outdoors, the plant also grows easily indoors.


Grow in a pot or hanging basket with any good potting or all-purpose soil.


  • During the spring and summer months Jasmine needs full sunlight.  
  • In the winter months Jasmine still needs light, but it doesn’t have to be direct.  
  • Soil should be moist and well-drained, but do not overwater.
  • During the summer allow the soil to be moist and let it dry between waterings. Water less in the fall. In the winter and spring months keep the plant slightly dry. 
  • Prune after blooming season (which is spring) to shape the plant.


Root rot and mealybugs are common.  

Recommended Varieties

Wit & Wisdom

  • In Hawaii, jasmine and ginger blossoms are often used in leis to celebrate Lei Day on May 1st.
  • Jasmine will twine over supports such as an arch or even leaning up against a wall.

2019 Garden Guide

Growing Jasmine

Botanical Name

Jasminum Polyanthum

Plant Type Houseplant
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type
Soil pH
Bloom Time
Flower Color White, Yellow
Hardiness Zones
Special Features