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jamey
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March 29, 2011 - 7:25 pm

I have 2 jasmine plants which are about 2.5 years old. Both of them have a lot of buds. They are growing really well. But one of them the buds are not blooming for some reason. They are two types of Jasmine and although both have been fed the same fertilizer and same amount of water in one of them the buds dont bloom. The worst part is the few buds that bloom - the scent is so good it such a pity:( The other plant there are lots of buds and all of them bloom.

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jamey
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March 31, 2011 - 12:01 am

anyone? any ideas? i am getting lots of buds but they are not opening up or blooming. They're just sitting there and then drying up or falling off.

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AmitChugh
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May 27, 2011 - 9:51 am

i have the same problem. i have double jasmine ( double chandni , tabernaemontana). it grows 5 to 6 buds every year only but they do not bloom. i have this plant from last 3-4 years. but never get a single flower. its growth is okay. plz suggest any idea to get flower on it.

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Hi Jamey & Amit,

 

This is the time jasmine plants flower like crazy. My plant in my terrace is going crazy that I get about 60-70 flowers a day since 10 days.

 

Try feeding a high P and K fertilizer that does the trick. Sunlight is very very important for jasmine.

 

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AmitChugh
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May 28, 2011 - 11:22 am

does p and k necessary for flowering ? does it apply to all flowering plants or for jasmine only.? p and k increase the number of flowers.?

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AmitChugh said:

does p and k necessary for flowering ? does it apply to all flowering plants or for jasmine only.? p and k increase the number of flowers.?


Hi Amit, 

 

I have a good collection of jasmine plants and in this season we get over 100 flowers a day - one thing that helps is to remove the leaves - not all - but a good number of the lower leaves. In the season this helps the plant to focus more on the flowers and buds. If you have a branch full of leaves, remove say 1/3 of them. Also make sure you get full light at least 5-6 hours a day and that the soil is just moist. P and K will work but simple addition of manure will also do the trick 🙂

 

Hope this helps!

Meenakshi

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jamey
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June 9, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Alright people my jasmine blooming issue is resolved for now...I think. Anyway I'm not sure what did the trick. I havent fertilized it or anything. It could also be the rains. But recently i read something on the internet about molases being a catalyst. So this other day we had some guest over and I bought some tinned gulab jamun and there was a lot of left over sugar syrup in the can. So I mixed some of it with some water and added it to my rose plant and the jasmine plant which had buds but were not blooming. I'm not sure if it's paranoia and I'm imagining these thing but this is what I noticed... the jasmine buds started blooming partially and there was a small increase in the bud size of the roses. I have 4 buds on the rose right now. Usually when I have more than one bud in one rose plant the second bud/flower is smaller. After my sugar syrup treatment I noticed all 4 buds were of the same size and that the flowers lasted a few days more on the plant... It may not be this and maybe just the weather but I'd really like it if a few of you guys tried it and shared your experiences. Any volunteers?

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June 22, 2011 - 4:18 pm
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can anyone guide me about the cutting of jasmine plant .. about what time around the year it should be done in north india..inorder to get good bloom...one more question how frequently it shud be manured..i have urea, DAP and compost..which is good for jasmine....

my same question is regarding rose plant also.......

can anyone guide please...

thanks

RS

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Raman
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June 22, 2011 - 9:21 pm
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Jamine blooms only during summer time in India. It grows well in tropical climate. As I have 4 types of jasmine in Bangalore, but the size and smell of the flowers grown in Madurai or south of bangalore is far better than the one grown in Bangalore(for same type of plant). Reason the temperate climate of madurai . For better results you should mulch it nicely before summer and add only organic fertilizers. Please do not use inorganic fertilizers like DAP, Urea etc.,  Please go to nearest nursery or horticulture dept and buy vermi compost. Mix vermi compost with sand not soil  and later mix with red soil. You will see the results. Vermicompost contains lots of larve of earthworms which will hatch and make soil mix rich in organic matter. Regarding growing healthy roses please look into my earlier posts. Never ever use DAP or Urea which will make the soil weaker and continuous use of it will do lots of damage to growing medium. Only nurserymen use DAP to boost the flowering plant to yield flowers in double quick time for their sale of plants. Regarding pruning of jasmine plants do it in early spring.

Wishing you all the best,

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sharma
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thanks for the valuable information raman...

last week i went to nursery and the fellow told me to put DAP and urea to ornamental plants..though i brought vermicompost too...

since i did'nt had conceptual knowledge regarding this i followed what he said and have given one dose (a teaspoon ) of both the inorganic fertilizers and two to three hands of vermi..per pot

will not repeat this next time for sure....one question raman...shud i keep both of these fertilizers at back and not use them at all for any plant as u said DAP or Urea which will make the soil weaker and continuous use of it will do lots of damage to growing medium..

one more mistake i did is i mixed vermi with soil...

please also guide how frequently shud i add vermi to the plant (jasmine and rose ) and any other ornamental plant....

thanks for all ur guidance once again..

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Vermicompost is a little slow acting, but will provide benefits of making the plant disease resistant. DAP on the other hand is quick acting, but the soil will lose its fertility.

 

I tried both separately and have found that the texture of the soil is much better when you use Compost or any organic base rather than the chemical equivalents. Additionally, the problem is that DAP does not provide trace nutrients that are essential for the plant. For this you need compost.

 

Thanks

kvs

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June 24, 2011 - 10:19 am
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thanks kvs......

this means that i shud avoid using DAP and urea as much i can and rely more on vermi and compost..

can i limit the use of above two for once a year...if yes..then how much quantity per medium sized pot..

thanks...ur replies are clearing my concepts to great extent...thanks a lot

rs

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AmitChugh
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July 24, 2011 - 8:28 pm

Ok. Great help here. But my jasmine is still not blooming. I tried compost, n.p.k 19.19.19., manure of cow dung. But nothing happen. I do not use sugar syrup. As i can not believe it helps. Now i planning to grow jasmine through cutting from a good growing and flowering plant. Then i use sugar syrup to the existing non flowering plant.
Now my question is same as sharma. I want to know will dap fertilizer is fast acting ? Will it grow flowers on my jasmine plant ? Ok i knew it is not good to use, but can it be used once a year or twice, just a spoon, along with vermicompost and other organic fertilizer ? Will it harm the soil that much. ? And what are the results me dap according to you ? If i use a spoon full in a pot, will it flower within a month or long. ? As my plant is not flowering and i am planning to grow a new one, i can experiment on my existing plant. Please guys, post your suggestions.

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