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J. sambac 


Planting time

Planting is usually done during June-August.

Planting material

Jasmine can be grown as a vine or a shrub. Layering and cutting are the main propagation methods. Better rooting of cuttings can be obtained by planting in coarse sand and also by using any of the rooting hormones like IBA (5000 ppm), IAA (1000 ppm) and NAA (5000 ppm). Simple and compound layering methods are followed during June-July to October-November. Layers will be ready for planting within 90-120 days

Planting Method

After ploughing the land, pits of about 40 x 40 x 40 cm size are taken and filled with topsoil and 15 kg well-rotten FYM.

Planting distance depends on the species and also on soil and environmental conditions.

SpeciesPlanting distance

J. sambac 


1.2 x 1.2 m
 1.8 x 1.8 m
 2.0 x 1.5 m

Fertilizer Application

Each plant requires a fertilizer dose of 120 g N, 240 g P2O5 and 240 g K2O. The fertilizers are mixed together and applied in two split doses during January and July. This has to be supplemented with organic manures like neem cake, groundnut oil cake etc. at the rate of 100 g per plant per month.


Constant and adequate water supply during peak flowering season (March-October) is essential for high yield of flowers. After flowering is over, the water supply can be cut off. During summer, irrigate twice a week.

Other Intercultural Activities

Pruning is essential and is done at a height of 45 cm from the ground level during mid December-January.


Full production begins after grafting in the second year. Flowers are picked in the early morning, since they are the most fragrant at daybreak. When in flower a single plant will strongly scent an entire room or patio on a still summer's eve.