Flowering Night Jessamine
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Mardelle Morris
Posted on: May 11, 2000

I am trying to get information about a night jessasmine. The plant is healthy and growing well but will not bloom. What can be done to encourage it to flower?

Most plants have to reach a certain age before they will bloom. Your plant may not be old enough yet. Also night jessamine is a high light plant and you may not give it enough light to trigger flowering. Feeding the plant with high phosphate fertilizer (high middle number such as 10-30-10) will often help shift the plant into flowering mode. Move it out of doors for the summer - taking two weeks to shift it from beneath a tree to full sun. Drastic measures would include root pruning the plant and shifting it to a smaller pot – it thinks it is dying and tries to reproduce by flowering!

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