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Zone 95823 9B | Karen Lawrence added on March 10, 2021 | Answered

My jasmine has been sitting in a 7-gallon pot since last spring…it has not grown since! It will develop new leaves but then they dry up and die!!! Do I need to downsize the pot, put plastic jugs in the bottom, give it to someone who knows what the heck they’re doing, and has a true green thumb?? I am soooo waiting to see the flowers and smell that scent…PLEASE HELP! Thank you Karen

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Answered on March 11, 2021

That is quite a bit of extra space, and if the container does not allow all extra water to drain out, then this can cause fungal/bacterial issues. I do see a saucer, which is a good sign. Never let water sit in the saucer. It would be a good idea to make sure that the soil dries, thoroughly, down to about 3 inches before watering again.

These plants grow, extremely, slowly. Any attempts to speed the growth up may hinder the process. It is very important to maintain proper soil moisture, though.

Here are a couple of articles that will help:



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