Jasmines can be grown by anyone anywhere and anytime. Whenever you are looking for an exotic and delicate plant that brings love in the vining, then you can always choose a jasmine plant. Jasmines are pleasant plants that can grow well both indoors and outdoors. Indoors it is known as the “decorative plant.” Jasmines release delicate aroma in the night hours that are believed to calm people. You can also grow it outdoors, in pots or hang it in baskets and sometimes on the freestanding fence. Jasmines can be grown outdoors, but it is mostly suited for indoor because it makes the house look attractive during the dullest months of the winter.
Types of Jasmines That Can Be Grown Indoors
Below are some of the kinds of Jasmines you can grow indoors. While some Jasmines are wild and can grow uncontrollably, some others can take their time growing and look beautiful inside the house. For instance;
This Jasmine is used in making tea and also suited well as a house plant. Arabian Jasmine is less of a climber than a white Jasmine
This Jasmine is a good choice that produces plenty of flowers during the flowering season.
It has an exotic scent and has brilliant flowers. However, the plant is not categorized to fall in the jasmine family, but it grows just like Jasmines.
This is also known as Jasminum Polynathum in botanical language. It has a strong scent and can grow very fast. Jasmine plants love climbing so if you grow it indoors, you should provide a media for it to climb and also prune it with extra care
Amazing Health Benefits of Jasmine Plants
- Jasmine essential oils have also been used to relieve stress and balance hormones. Jasmine contains aphrodisiac qualities that help in uplifting peoples moods.
- Jasmine extracts can be used to enhance libido in both men and women. Ancient herbalists used this flower as a remedy for couples facing sexual problems. The jasmine scent is believed to lift emotional spirits and promote feelings of intimacy
- Jasmine extracts have soothing effects on the nervous system and promote positive mood swings. Inhaling Jasmine helps calm the body and can promote good sleep.
- Jasmine flower extracts help in the growth of escherichia coli and Bacillus cereus. These bacterias are needed to treat any gastro-intestinal disorders. These disorders are commonly known as tummy bugs. Tummy bugs cause nausea, diarrhoea and vomiting
- Jasmine flowers can be mixed in tea, and Jasmine oils can also be poured in bath water for more practical benefits.
- Jasmine contains antioxidants that interact with gastro-intestinal enzymes to facilitate better nutrient absorption.
- Jasmine oils are used in therapeutic massages to increase arousal. The use of jasmine oil in massages increase blood flow, oxygen saturation and improves breathing rate. Jasmine is hence used in many hospitals to alleviate anxiety and depression.
- The Jasmine oils are used by women during the reproductive cycles. The scent helps balance the hormones and can improve premenstrual syndrome and menopause
How to Take Care of Jasmine Plant Indoors and Outdoors
1. Positioning and potting
Jasmines can grow well in both normal pots, hanging pots/baskets and soil with bark mixture. Jasmine plants love light and will always flourish if they receive at least 6-8 hours of sunshine every day. Position the jasmine plant in a room that can offer the plant with just enough amount of light.
In the winter, most families turn on radiators and heaters. Make sure the Jasmine plant does not die out due to these artificial lighting. During this period, try to position the plant in areas where it can still get natural air flowing in and out of the room. And prevent the Jasmine from suffocating from too many artificial effects of winter heating and airconditioning
2. Water and fertilizing
Jasmines require regular watering. However, try not to soak the plant in water if the soil has not dried out before the next watering. During the winter season, do not water the jasmine plant as regularly. It is okay to water the plant at least once in a whole winter period. However, you can always look out at the soil of the plant. If the top layer is too dry, pour some water to keep it hydrated.
Jasmines do not need to be fertilized often. You can try to use weakened house plant food and only dring its growing season – spring and summer. Too much fertilization can always affect the Jasmine plant.
3. Repott the Jasmine often
Jasmines can grow fast in a short period. Hence allow it to grow at a slow pace if you are growing it indoors. If the plant is increasing in size, consider moving it to a bigger container or pot. This should be done with caution. If you happen not to cut it well, the Jasmine can sparingly or uncontrollably. Jasmine plants are mostly known for climbing in the wild. So it is better to let it grow gradually at its own pace. Always provide enough environment for Jasmine to climb.
Wisdom and Wits
- Jasmine is used as medicine and a herb that is used to cure inflammations.
- Jasmine oils are known as the king of oils
- Jasmine scent is believed to be calming and soothing
- On Mayday, Jasmine and ginger are used in Hawaii and some countries to celebrate Lei day