How To Increase Flowering in Jasmine Plant | Homemade Fertilizer For Jasmine Plant

Learn how to increase flowering in your Arabian jasmine plant if it is not blooming and keep it blooming by following the tricks shown here. Also find the best fertilizer for jasmine plant how to make homemade liquid fertilizer for jasmine.

The jasmine plant at a garden nursery have lots of flowers, but when you take home the plant you find that after some time your jasmine has stopped producing blooms, even there may be no flowers at all.

So what to do when Arabian jasmine is not blooming, how to increase flowering in jasmine plant?

Lot of Flowers on Jasmine Plant in a Container
Lot of Flowers on Jasmine Plant in a Container

The Arabian jasmine plant showing in the above picture was grown from a cutting about 3 years ago, and it has produced a lot of flowers by following the tricks given on this page (How to grow jasmine from cuttings). These tricks also applies for getting blooms on Spanish jasmine (How to grow Spanish jasmine Chameli).

Keep your jasmine plant blooming with maximum flowers using homemade liquid fertilizer (How to grow jasmine in pots). You can even force your jasmine plant if it is not blooming, as I am doing in Sydney, Australia.

Why Jasmine Not Flowering?

This is a common jasmine problem, the jasmine plant does not bloom outdoors or indoors. There may be several reasons for jasmine not flowering including improper watering, wrong fertilizer in the soil and pruning at the wrong time.

How to Get a Jasmine Plant to Bloom, Revive a Non Flowering Jasmine Plant

You may look for the following to INCREASE FLOWERING IN JASMINE PLANT:

Lack of Sun Prevents Jasmine Flowering

  1. Jasmine requires full sun to flower their best and exude their strongest scent. 
  2. The less hours of sun the Jasmine receives the fewer flowers will be on display
  3. Jasmine plant needs as much sun as possible for an abundant display of flowers. Plant your jasmine where it can get at least 6 hours of direct sun during Spring and Summer to get maximum flowers.
  4. but the more sun the better it is for flowering and plant health.
  5. Indoors, place your jasmine plant in a sunny window of the house to promote flowering.
  6. During hot summers, if your outdoor jasmine plant gets dry too often, you may move the plant in a cooler but sunny area of the garden.

Watering: Improper Watering Prevents Jasmine Flowering

Correct watering is very important for jasmine flowering. It is important to keep the soil consistently moist.

  1. If the soil of the jasmine completely dries out in the Spring while the buds are developing, then the dry roots can prevent jasmine forming flower buds or result in buds dropping. 
  2. Apply a thick layer of mulch, like sugarcane mulch to the surface of the soil in the Spring to conserve moisture during the warm temperature and again apply in autumn to protect roots from cold winter.
  3. Note that a potted jasmine will suffer from water drought stress quite often, so transfer your jasmine to a bigger pot using cow manure or compost and then apply mulch. This will conserve water and promote blooms.
  4. Over-watering is also not good for jasmine plant, specially if the soil is not draining freely. This will cause root rot, resulting in less flowers.
  5. Remove the weeds and open up the soil to add oxygen to the roots.

Incorrect Pruning Jasmine Can Prevent Flowering

  1. It is important to prune Jasmine at the right time so that you do not prune the branches that will grow flower buds.
  2. Never prune jasmine in the Spring and Summer to save the growth on which the flowers will develop.
  3. Trick 1: After flowering finishes, you can cut all the branches by 1/3rd to encourage new growth which will mature in the next season to flower. 
  4. If you have pruned at the wrong time of year then the plant will flower in the following year after its new growth has matured.
  5. Remove the spent flower buds to encourage new flower buds.

Incorrect Fertilizer Prevents Jasmine Flowering

  1. A fertilizer high in nitrogen will result in foliage growth with very less blooms. Use a fertilizer low in Nitrogen and high in Phosphorous and Potassium, may be N:P:K 10:30:10 fertilizer, preferably a slow-release fertilizer.
  2. Although you can feed chemical NPK fertilizer, but it can burn the roots, if your jasmine growing in a pot. So I avoid it.
  3. Trick 2: In late Winter or early Spring, Mix some cow manure in soil. Cow manure provides all the needed nutrients. To get lots of flower buds, the jasmine plant needs extra Phosphorous and Potassium.
    1. In late Winter, spread 1 teaspoon of bonemeal in soil. The bonemeal is high in phosphorous that grows roots and help the flowers to grow big.
    2. For potassium you can add banana peels, orange peels, beans, beet and carrot green, comfrey leaves, etc for the Potassium. As shown in the following table, these fruit and vegetable peels are high in potassium, so they can be added in the soil for the needed potassium.
    3. You can dry any available ingredients from the table, dry them and grind them to make a powder fertilizer. Feed 1 teaspoon of this homemade fertilizer to your comfrey every month from Spring to Summer.
    4. Alternatively, you can make a liquid fertilizer as shown below and feed to the jasmine plant, which is absorbed quickly by the plant. Add half a cup of the peel liquid fertilizer in soil and also spray it on the leaves, starting from late winter and then every 2 weeks until the end of flowering season.

Best Fertilizers For Jasmine Plant

Homemade Liquid Fertilizer For Jasmine

The banana peels, orange peels, beans, beet and carrot greens, comfrey leaves are all high in potassium  as shown in the following Table. You can make a liquid fertilizer for jasmine plant using these peels and scraps. The liquid fertilizer is quickly absorbed by roots and leaves providing nutrients to the plant. How to make banana peel fertilizer video

Nitrogen: N, Phosphorus: P, Potassium: K, Calcium: Ca, Magnesium: Mg, Sodium: Na, Iron: Fe, Zinc: Zn
Beet greens
41762117 702262.6
Beans12933237 332511
Carrot green
3532033 40
Turnip greens42296190 3140
Peas10824425 3351.51.2
Orange Peel2121216122

Jasmine Liquid Fertilizer Recipe
Homemade fertilizer from fruit and vegetable scraps for jasmine plant
Fruit and Vegetable scraps for making homemade fertilizer Jasmine plant. Use Banana Peels, Orange Peels, Beans, Beet and Carrot Greens, Comfrey Leaves.

  1. To make the liquid fertilizer, cut the banana peels, orange peels, beans, beet and carrot greens, comfrey leaves into small pieces.
  2. Then put in a jar and pour water and close its lid. After 4 days, filter the water and use as a liquid fertilizer.
  3. You need not to use all the ingredients from the table, use whatever ingredients are available.

Homemade Compost For Jasmine Flowering

If you are making compost at home, then add peels and scraps mostly from the ingredients shown in the table as wet ingredients in the compost pile, it will be the best fertilizer for getting tons of flowers on your jasmine plant.

Homemade Compost Tea For Jasmine Flowering

You can use the homemade compost for brewing a compost tea.
  1. Fill a six inch pot with the compost and mix it in about 5 litre water in a bucket. if you don't homemade compost, then use compost purchased from the market. Mix the compost thoroughly and cover the bucket.
  2. Place the bucket in shade for 3 days. Use a stick to stir the content daily, at least once.
  3. Filter out the water and give 1 cup of tea to the jasmine plant every fortnight.

Video on how to increase flowers on Jasmine Plant

How to increase flowering in Jasmine Video
how to grow Jasmine from Cuttings video
Grow Jasmine in a Pot video