How much and how to water the climbing jasmine
The climbing jasmine does not require numerous irrigations, as it does not grow well in excessively wet soils, but prefers temperate, sheltered and well-sunny environments. Instead, it needs more irrigation during the summer, so that the plant around the structure grows better and stimulates the growth of the small white flowers that characterize this plant. The plant should be watered about every two days, when the soil is well dry, so as to make the soil soft and fluffy. For the quantities the question is rather subjective, it varies according to the needs of the plant and the climate in which it lives. During irrigation, the area around the plant should be wetted, without aiming it directly, since too much water could stagnate and damage the plant. It is advisable to water it during the hottest hours of the day during the winter period, and instead during the cooler hours in the summer period when there are no traces of the last watering in the ground.
How to grow and care for climbing jasmine
As we have already said, the climbing jasmine adapts to any soil and resists even the coldest temperatures, and even if it does not require particular attention, the soil must be mixed so as to create a soft, fresh and light compound. Being a climbing plant, it needs supports, which can be natural or artificial, such as walls, gazebos and posts. It is preferable to tie the plant before the branches become woody, so as to direct them better. To favor the multiplication of flowers and plants we can use two different reproduction techniques: by cuttings and by offshoots. The first consists in cutting and implanting small branches, at least 10 cm long, not yet completely woody, so as to make them easily addressable and able to root them. The second, instead, consists in folding one of the still flexible mother branches, bending it and burying it under about 15cm of soil. Over time, the buried branch will lead to the creation of new branches which, in turn, will grow and create the desired creeper.
How and when to fertilize climbing jasmine
Although jasmine is a plant that easily adapts to different types of soil, it requires different nutrients to grow perfectly, which the soil alone does not have. Therefore it is necessary to mix the soil and fertilize it to insert all the necessary nutrients. The recommended fertilizing method is with mature manure, especially for plants that are not grown in pots. The measurement ranges from 2.5 to 3.0 kg / sq m, to be inserted during soil preparation. It is advisable to reuse the winter fertilizer, when the plant is in vegetative rest, and in spring, when it is preparing for flowering, at the foot of the climber, but to be diluted in water during watering, about every 50 days. We can also promote plant growth by administering substances such as nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, without exceeding the recommended doses.
Jasmine climbing: Exposures, diseases and remedies
Climbing jasmine, despite being a rather strong plant, can be affected by various diseases, especially in spring. Among the many, the most important are the Oidium, the maquis and the gray mold. In addition, various insects and parasites can always be exposed. Oidium is a plant disease that involves the discoloration of the leaves and the covering of these, and of the flowers, of a white mold. To prevent this disease we can dominate the sulfur plant, while to cure it we have to thin out the diseased part and treat the jasmine irrigation well. The fumaggine involves the creation of sugary substances that accumulate on the leaves, produced by parasites such as aphids and cochineal. Over time this substance hardens, preventing the breathing of the affected parts. It defends itself by eliminating pests with insecticides. Gray mold is a gray patina that strikes the buds and germinates them, making them stick and peel off. It is remedied by preventing it, supplying the plant with sulfur.