What You Need to Know About Growing Night Blooming Jasmine Indoors

by Marsha Charles 11/07/2022

The night blooming jasmine vine is a popular addition to summer gardens, but also grows successfully indoors. With the right care and conditions, you can enjoy the climbing vines and flowers this plant has to offer in your own home. Here are some key tips for growing night-blooming jasmine indoors:

Light

Night blooming jasmine prefers indirect bright light when grown indoors. A south-facing window should provide the right amount of sun throughout the day, but the morning rays from an east-facing window work as well. During the winter, reduce the amount of time the plant is in direct sun.

Soil

The correct soil composition is essential to a happy indoor jasmine plant. Choose a potting mix modified with bark, coir or other organic materials. Drainage is key, so make sure the soil you use is porous and not packed too tightly in the container.

Water

Indoor night blooming jasmine won't need as much watering as when grown outdoors, but still prefers to stay moist. Water thoroughly to provide even moisture throughout the pot, but only water again when the surface feels dry to the touch. Be aware if you plant your night blooming jasmine in a terracotta or clay pot, you will need to water more frequently, as the container will absorb excess moisture.

Toxicity

One major thing to note about growing night blooming jasmine indoors is its toxicity. Night blooming jasmine is in the same family as nightshade plants, and all parts of the plant are harmful to humans and animals if ingested. Be aware of your jasmine fruiting, as well: the plant will produce clusters of white berries along with the blooms. To minimize risk to curious pets, prune the berries as soon as you notice them, as they can be deadly.

When given the right conditions and care, a jasmine plant can grow for decades. Keep these tips in mind if you're considering bringing this beautiful plant into your houseplant collection.

About the Author
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Marsha Charles

Consistent top listing and selling agent receiving Chairman's Club award for superior sales achievement almost every year while associated with Preferred Properties, Inc. Consistently receive the International Presidents Premier award for sales volume since joining Coldwell Banker Realty and ranked in the top 1% of agents in Connecticut and Westchester County. In 2021 I received the International Society of Excellence award for sales volume in excess of $100,000,000. I have been named a Top Five Sales Agent for customer satisfaction since 2010 (longer than any other agent in Connecticut) and listed in Connecticut Magazine. Named one of the Top Agents in Connecticut by Real Trends since 2018. 

I work with sellers and buyers and also have a strong understanding to needs of those who are relocating . Background and experience in advertising, public relations and photography offer creative and innovative marketing plans for sellers.  

Realtor designations include: Graduate Real Estate Institute, Certified Residential Specialist, Certified Residential Marketing Specialist, and Pricing Strategy Advisor. Served as President of New Canaan Board of Realtors (two terms), Director (three terms) and currently serve on Professional Standards Committee. Named Realtor of the year by the New Canaan Board of Realtors. 

Married and mother of other of four children who attended and graduated from the New Canaan School System, Member of New Canaan, Darien, Greenwich and Statewide MLS systems. Areas covered include New Canaan, Darien, Greenwich, Rowayton, Norwalk, Wilton and all of lower Fairfield County.