Star jasmine is the beautiful white star shaped flower which grows over the trellis and could also grown along with the fence or the wall. Although it is named as the jasmine but it not the true form of the jasmine or the kind but it is just named as such. You could buy the star jasmine from any nearby nursery or could also buy its plants from online websites but the real challenge is not the buying of this plant but its care and fast growth. Following are some of the tips which would help you if you want to have the star jasmine in your house.
Support is required:
You should know that the star jasmine grows along something and its height could reach to about 30 inches if provided proper support. As it keeps on growing you will need to guide and tie it along the way and the rest of the work is done by the plant as it will grow along with this. This is not as hard to do.
Seasons for this:
The plant is having good adaptive capability to withstand the heat and the cold weather but the weather must be not extreme. The temperature range is around 10 to 15 F. The best season however to plan is the spring and fall when the weather is not intense and this gives the star jasmine enough time to grow sturdy and strong to bear the incoming intensity of the weather. In summers the plant requires much more water as the season is quite dry.
Sunlight and water:
The sunlight is important for the star jasmine but too much of the direct sunlight could stop its growth as it needs water according to it. One hour of full sunlight is enough for the plant growth. This plant does not need to be watered everyday unlike other plants but the regular watering is around after 10 to 14 days but if the sun is hotter in the area where you live then you need to water it accordingly.
Soil and fertilization:
An organic soil is good for the plant but it could grow in many other kinds of the soils as well. a soil which has good drainage is best for this. There is no need to add some special kind of the fertilizers to these but the organic compost and the balanced fertilizers which are used for all purposes are better for these if you want to have these fertilized. Although you could use the pesticides on these plants since there are pests in these which are mostly the scale and the mealy bugs.
The plant produces white flowers which are usually blossomed in the springs and these flowers have the smell similar to the pink jasmine but it is not as strong as this. The reason why it is called the star jasmine is because of the flowers shaped and the smell similar to the jasmine.