3 Gallon
Jasmine / Confederate Vine (TRL)
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Jasmine / Confederate Vine (TRL)

Latin Name: 

Bouvardia ternifolia

Plant Type:

Shrub

Description:

Flowers are bright scarlet in groups at the branch tips.

Origin:

Mexico

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

No

Flowering:

Yes

Season:

JA

Fragrant:

Yes

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

50-75°F, 10-24°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the North/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Keep the soil evenly moist and reduce water during the winter. If you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed monthly spring through fall with a water soluble fertilizer. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to mealy bugs and scale. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Stem cuttings in the spring. It is best to propagate stem cuttings in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Mist frequently with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining) and pinch back to keep bushy. Prune heavily in the spring.

Is Genus:

No

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