Jasmine Propagation: How to Grow Arabian Jasmine from Cuttings

Follow the step-by-step guide on Jasmine propagation from cuttings. The procedure to grow all types of jasmine from cuttings is the same including Arabian jasmine and Spanish jasmine. You can also grow jasmine cuttings in water.

The jasmine propagation methods include growing jasmine from seeds or cuttings and layering. However, growing jasmine from cuttings is quite easy.

Jasmine or Mogra
Jasmine or Mogra Flowers
Jasmine is one of the best plants that help you sleep better . Follow the given guide to propagate Jasmine (Mogra or Biblical Jasmine) from stem cuttings or layering method. The method for growing jasmine from cuttings can be followed for all varieties of jasmine including Arabic jasmine (sampaguita, Jasminum sambac), Spanish jasmine (Chameli, Indian jasmine, Jasminum grandiflorum),  Common jasmine (Jasminum officinale), Italian jasmine (Jasminum humile), Asian Star jasmine (Trachelospermum asiaticum), Winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum), Primrose jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi, yellow flowers), etc.

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 jasmine buds open after sun set, the environment is filled with its heavenly fragrance in the evenings. Growing a Mogra plant in the kitchen garden is quite common in India and other Asian countries.

Propagating Jasmine From Cuttings

A few years ago one of my friends presented me a small Arabian Jasmine plant. Soon the plant grew to a small bush and produced plenty of heavenly scented flowers. I decided to propagate this plant by cuttings, some suggest to root Arabian jasmine cutting in water. I tried to grow jasmine from cuttings in water, but by simply putting jasmine cuttings in water did not root even in 3 months. Later I tried jasmine propagation from cuttings i n soil and that was successful. I made many cuttings of my jasmine plant and rooted them. I was delighted to get new jasmine plants which I gifted to my friends. You can also grow Jasmine starting from cuttings, just follow the procedure as described below.

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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.

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 hydrangeapropagation of roses by cuttings and propagation of Spanish jasmine.

Jasmine Propagation By Cuttings

The success rate of growing a new jasmine plant with 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. Later on I propagated many jasmine cuttings and all were successful. It is the best plant to give to your friends as a gift.

What is the right time to start propagation of jasmine?
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.
Arabian Jasmine Cutting in soil and enclosed in a transparent bag to maintain humidity.
Arabian Jasmine Cutting
  1. Taking Jasmine Cuttings: 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. Planting the Cuttings: 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.
Rooted Jasmine after 2 months
Propagated Jasmine
after 2 months

Rooted Jasmine after 4 months
Propagated Jasmine, see the roots

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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