How to Propagate Jasmine

You can follow the given step-by-step guide to propagate Jasmine (Mogra or Biblical Jasmine or mogra or any other jasmine type ) starting from cuttings, clippings or layering method.

The Arabian Jasmine, also called as Biblical Jasmine and Mogra flowers are very famous for their fragrance. The Mogra plant is in its full beauty in hot summers. As the buds open after sun set, the environment is filled with its heavenly fragrance in the evenings.

How to Propagate Jasmine From Cutting


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There are different varieties of jasmine plant depending on the size and the number of petals on the flower. The single petal flower has thin petals, while the many petal flower looks like a small white rose.

Jasmine or Mogra
Jasmine or Mogra Flowers
Growing a Mogra plant in the kitchen garden is quite common in India and other Asian countries.

The Grand Duke type of jasmine develops into a shrub, there are other varieties that forms a small bush.The propagation of Arabian Jasmine is similar to the propagation of blueberries, propagating bougainvillea, propagation of hydrangearose propagation and propagation of Spanish jasmine.

Jasmine Propagation By Semi-hardwood Cutting

The success rate of growing a new jasmine plant with stem cutting is fairly good, but it depends on the skills and patience of the person propagating it. I had put 3 cuttings in one pot and all the three grew into new plants.

The method for growing jasmine from cuttings given below is good for all varieties of jasmine including star jasmine and pink jasmine.

What is the right time to start propagation?
The jasmine cuttings will root easily from spring to summer. The ideal temperature is around 22°C, however, I have rooted the cuttings in much hotter days.

Start propagating the jasmine in early morning or evening following the given steps and tips.
Rooted Jasmine after 2 months
Rooted Jasmine
after 2 months

Arabian Jasmine Cutting in soil and enclosed in a transparent bag to maintain humidity.
Arabian Jasmine Cutting
  1. Take a small pot, 3-4 inch and fill it with a well-drained potting mix. Water thoroughly and leave the pot for one hour to drain.
  2. Look for a semi-hardwood stem which should be firm and woody, but still flexible enough to bend. Cut the stem of the size of a pencil just below a node with a sharp knife. Remove all the leaves from the bottom one-third of the stem.
  3. Scrap the bottom of the stem a bit and dip it in rooting hormone powder. (natural homemade rooting hormone)
  4. Using a stick make a hole at the center of the pot and carefully insert the Arabian Jasmine stem into the soil so that at least 2 nodes are in the soil. Do not push the stem in the soil to avoid any damage to the cutting. Do not water again.
  5. Cover the pot inside a clear polythene bag to maintain humidity and place it bright place but out of direct sun.
  6. Open the cover periodically, say after every 10 days to allow fresh air. You may damp the soil a little bit. Do not water too much as there are no roots yet, otherwise the stem will rot.
  7. Within 5-6 weeks, new growth will emerge. Take out the pot and let it remain in indirect sunlight until 2-3 sets of leaves appear.
  8. Carefully transplant the new plant into another pot or ground. How to grow Jasmine plant.
Stem Propagated Jasmine Flowering
Stem Propagated
Jasmine Flowering

Jasmine Propagation by Layering

  1. Propagating the Jasmine plant by layering is easier using the following 4 simple steps.
  2. Bend a branch in a "U" shape near at least one node and remove the leaves near the U shape.
  3. Lightly scrap the bottom of the U, bend it down and cover it with soil, ensuring to bury at least one node. Put a small weight to keep it under the soil, while the growing tip exposed to air.
  4. Keep the soil moist but do not overwater. Roots will form in 2-3 months time.
  5. Wait for at least 2 sets of leaves to grow, then the new plant can be separated and put in another pot or in ground.

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