Having flower as houseplant indoor can be so interesting especially for you who have lot of time at home. Planting flower can be a good choice, one of the reference indoor flower is Jasmine, why? the main reason is jasmine flowers can perfume an entire room besides its looks. There are many varieties of this flower and several are especially attractive and make addorable houseplants.
The powerful sweet fragrance produced by the mostly white star shaped flowers on vining or shrubby plants even though they come in many varieties. You can even purchase the jasmine as a perpect idea with affordable price which ready to bloom throughout winter months that appeal to the home.
Actually there are a few that suit indoor flower best starting with Jasminum polyanthum, it can said as popular flower within the jasmine varieties and well known as pink jasmine. This variety can produce flowers or starting to bloom from late December into March, this vining plant thrives on a decorative trellis or you can plant them in a hanging basket, they will look so beautiful as Its blooming season extending through late winter and most of spring. Well as its name suggests pink tinged buds open into a profusion of white star-shaped blooms with a powerful, sweet fragrance. Said by garden expert that to initiate blooms, jasmine needs a cooler period, but the amazing floral display makes it worth the effort.
Jasminum sambac as well can be your indoor jasmine, this plant is known for its classic fragrance. To control their height and encourage branching for more flowers, seasonal pruning can be the tips due to it has a strong grower with stiff upright stems. Commonly in summer this plant will bloom and flourishes in hot, humid conditions.
Jasminum officinale included the type commonly called white or poet’s jasmine that produces white flowers. This plant is a vine that grows moderately fast than Jasminum sambac (Arabian jasmine) that less aggressive climber and this white jasmine has exquisitely fragrant. If you plant them indoors, give it a strong support such as a hoop or trellis or hoop , and you can prune in the fall, when flowering stops for the winter.
Jasminum floridum or yellow jasmine can be your other option to plant indoor, it is a slow-growing plant whose 3- to 5-foot tall vines twine attractively around a trellis support in a pot. Its fragrant aroma, from spring to early summer bright yellow flowers will appear. There is another variety of yellow-flowered called Jasminum nudiflorum as known as winter jasmine that has flowers that appear in late winter, before the plant puts out new leafy growth but its lack fragrance. Winter jasmine needs a support if you plant in a pot because it is a fast-grower.
How to care indoor jasmine well
All type of jasmines will grow best in a sunny and bright location around 1 or 2 feet away from a west- or south-facing window and you need to provide a slightly acidic if you are going to plant in a pot, the soil need to well-drained with good organic content such as humus soil. although the jasmine should get at least six hours of sunlight each day, but the main thing you need to remember about the light is put them with indirect light or partial light.
During the winter season the growth slows down so keep in mind that you can cut back on the watering and fertilizing process . And make sure it’s in the proper planter. You can also plant them on hanging pot as they allow for vines to cascade from containers, creating a unique visual effect.
To maintain shape or control the size of its jasmine, it can be pruned, but stop pruning by August 1 because plants sets flower buds in late summer. You should ensure that your plants experience cooler temperatures and shorter days in early fall to encourage flower bud formation for the next season. The temperatures between 40- 50°F at nighttime is needed by plant for 4-5 weeks , plenty of sunlight, and the complete absence of artificial light after sundown.Before frost you have to give them the direct sunlight for somtime and bring the plant indoors with cool temperatures until it blooms again in late winter.
Every three years or so, move to a pot with fresh soil but you don’t need to repoting Indoors jasmines as frequently as other houseplants. Give them plenty of room to grow by using fresh soil mix in a pot and prune down the roots when you move the plant..
Depending on the season, you can choose to repot easily your orchid by using a friendlier container and the right growing medium. You need to know that short term care as well as long term care can be your concern for orchids when they bloom is over. After your orchid blooms well the next step you need to do is cut off the old flower spike which near the base but some peoples keeping this spikes on hoping it will rebloom from the same spike because sometimes this is happen.
If you notice there is such a white cotton-like growths under its leaves and stems on your jasmine its probably has been infested with mealybugs. If you don’t get rid the plant from it, it will cause leaf yellowing and curling due to the mealybugs must be increasing.
Then how to get rid of mealybugs? Don’t worry this kind of pest is easy to get rid of. Just cut all of the damage leaves that you can when you are pruning. Then, over the affected areas you can lightly douse a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and then brush it gently over.
Well if you have a different type of jasmine to grow them indoors, you can read also Getting Jasmine to Bloom Indoors. Other types often grow equally well and bloom when grown whether may not need as much sun.