101 • Jasmines

Jasminum Polyanthum is a Winter blooming climbing vine that is very easy to care for. It requires a sunny, bright spot and enjoys a little humidity. The best time to repot is in Spring, this is also a good time to give your plant a good prune - cut back anything unruly or unwanted back to a bud. Good air circulation is also important to produce a good bloom of snowy, white fragrant flowers. The compost should be very well draining and needs to be kept fairly moist, but not waterlogged throughout the year; the only exception is when the plant has finished flowering and needs slightly drier soil conditions in this rest period. Feed with an all purpose plant food regularly in the growing season. 

Stephanotis Floribunda is commonly known as Madagascan Jasmine but is not technically part of the Jasmine family. It is a vine with leathery dark green leaves and intensely white, star shaped flowers with a similar scent to Jasmine. It is an easy to care for house plant requiring a bright position (not direct sunlight) and some humidity. The compost should be very well draining - only water the plant once the compost has dried out a little, never keep it waterlogged or saturated. Cut back on watering during the Winter months. Feed with an all purpose plant food regularly in the growing season. 

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