Do you have a Jasmine plant that you are not sure how to repot? Do you worry about causing damage to your plant when you repot your Jasmine? Jasmines are beautiful plants that have very long roots that like to grow in a snug pot that is only slightly bigger than their roots, which means that repotting them needs to be timed perfectly. If the timing is right, then the plant has a good chance of growing all year. How do you know when your Jasmine plant needs to be repotted?
When to Repot Jasmine
Jasmines do not need to be repotted as frequently as most plants that you grow in your home. In fact, it is likely that you will only need to repot your Jasmine plant once every three years or so. The first sign that you need to transfer your Jasmine into another pot is that the roots are sticking out of the pot that it is currently planted in. The roots of a Jasmine plant will continuously wrap around themselves and displace the soil that was once in the pot. This means that the soil will hold less moisture; causing the plant to need to be watered more frequently. When you notice that your Jasmine plant begins to require water every two to three days, it is time to repot the plant.
How to Repot Jasmine
Jasmine can be replanted at any time of year, but for the best blooms, it is best to repot them in the spring or the summer months of the year. The first thing that you need to consider when repotting a Jasmine is the pot that you will be transferring it to. It needs to have plenty of drainage holes in the bottom of the pot. In addition, it needs to be about two inches larger than the pot that the plant was currently living in. If you are unsure what type of pot to use, plastic nursery pots work well.
Next, you will need to consider the type of soil that you will be planting the Jasmine in. They are not really picky plants when it comes to soil, so simply use regular potting soil and a little fertilizer to boost the growth of the Jasmine once it is in the new pot. Place a coffee filter in the bottom of the pot to keep the soil from falling out the drainage holes, and then fill it nearly half way with soil.
Turning you attention to the plant, you can now slowly remove it from the container that it is currently in. If it seems secured in the pot, gently tap on the sides of the container to help free the roots. Once the roots are clear of the container, inspect them to ensure that there is no root rot or disease present. Shake away any loose dirt and untangle any parts of the roots that are wrapped around itself. If there are roots that are intertwined with the root ball, cut them away as well. Make a few small incisions on the root ball to promote root growth; these cuts should be vertical ones that barely cut through the skin of the root ball. Place the root ball in the pot at a depth that is at least one inch from the rim, and then finish filling the pot with soil.
Once the Jasmine is repotted, make sure it gets plenty of sunlight and the soil in the pot remains moist. Repotting a Jasmine is simple, so just follow these tips to help guide your hands through the process.