Pink Jasmine Flower: Care Guide, Meaning & Uses

beautiful white flowers of
White flowers of Pink Jasmine can also bloom in winter with proper care.

Did you know Jasmine is derived from the Arabic Persian name “Yasmin” and means “Gift from God”?

And truly, the flower of Pink Jasmine justifies the meaning with its intense floral aroma with starry shape.

Generally, the Pink Jasmine flowers from late February to August. The flowers are star-like actinomorphic, often white, cream, and yellow, depending on the variety. Their vibrant, meaningful flowers light up the place with an intense floral scent and bear cultural significance in Asian countries.

pink jasmine flowers
Pink Jasmine blooms vigorously with a little care and attention. 

Pink Jasmine is profoundly loved for its all-at-once blossoms, easy care, and fast-growing nature.

Its spectacular flower begins to bloom as soon as the snowy climate ends, welcoming a warm spring.

So, if you want to learn how to make heavenly blooms with their care routines, keep reading this article.

How Often does the Pink Jasmine Flower?

Pink Jasmine carves its way to glorious popularity with its easy care and faster growth.

Native to China and Myanmar, an evergreen Pink Jasmine blossoms with white star-like flowers and pink buds.

Generally, Pink Jasmine blossoms after almost 3 to 4 years of maturity or after getting ~20ft tall and lasts for 24 hours to several days.

Beautiful Pink Jasmine blossoms
Pink Jasmine blooms from late wintery months to early summer.

Pink Jasmine begins to bloom from the late wintery month till early summer, i.e., February to the first weeks of June.

Unfortunately, these lovely flowers do not bloom all year but may occasionally bloom during summer.

Meanwhile, new growths are responsible for the formation of the flower buds during late winter.

To witness this magnificent blossom, you can place it indoors or outdoors. Either way, they will bestow you with dazzling flowers.

Don’t worry if the Pink Jasmine flowering season is nearing its end; you can promote blossoms using high Phosphoric fertilizer.

Pro Tip: Avoid pruning your Pink Jasmine in the spring or summer as you might hinder growth of the flower, resulting in a lack of blooms.

Pink Jasmine Flower Overview

Pink Jasmine is an evergreen plant with tropical blooms that can grow up to 20-25 feet tall when given enough sunlight.

Therefore, to promote optimum growth and blooms, Pink Jasmine would grow best in a location with full sun or some shade.

Along with White, Royal, Arabian, and Italian Jasmine, Pink Jasmine is also a true Jasmine of the Jasminum genus.

vining pink jasmine with beautiful flowers
Provide your Pink Jasmine with full sun to encourage vigorous blooming.

Moreover, the Pink Jasmine is a versatile landscaping plant because it is simple to find, grows quickly, and requires minimal care.

Let’s look at the basic overview of the Pink Jasmine flower.

IndicatorIdentity
StructureStar-like five petals arrangement
Size~1 inches wide across
ColorWhite inside and pinkish color outside
FragranceIntense floral sweet scent
ToxicityNon toxic to pets
LifespanUp to several days
FruitsRarely produces berries-like dark blue fruit
Blooming SeasonFrom late winter to early summer or spring

Pink Jasmine has a strong, sharp, sweet floral scent because it blooms in large clusters all at once.

Do you know these starry flowers attract bees and butterflies? So, you may have visits from new guests throughout the flowering period.

As a result, the Pink Jasmine flower is an excellent way to add a natural touch to your living space or garden.

Additionally, Pink Jasmine flowers cannot self-pollinate because of delays in the development of the pistils and stamens.

That is where those attracted bees and butterflies come into play by helping flowers with pollination.

bee sitting on the Flower of Pink Jasmine
Bee is enjoying the flower of Pink Jasmine and helping with pollination.

After successful pollination, dark blue fruits start to form containing Pink Jasmine seeds. These seeds are later used for the propagation of Pink Jasmine.

How do you Make Pink Jasmine Bloom?

Pink Jasmine does not ask for extra special treatment to bloom if it is already living in a dream home. It won’t hurt if we force them to blossom with extra care.

So let’s find out some factors that affect its growth.

  • Provide your Pink Jasmine with at least six hours of direct sun exposure (not burning hot sun) and two more hours of partial shade.
  • Lack of sunlight will cause leggy growth and suppress flowering, whereas excessive sun would burn your plant.
  • A south-facing window receives more direct sunlight than others. So you may place them there with or without sheer curtains as required.
  • Use Phosphoric fertilizer or bloom boosters to promote flowering during early spring. If the foliage growth is dense enough, ensure low Nitrogen in fertilizer.
phosphoric fertilizer
Phosphorous helps to boost the flowering process, so provide your Pink Jasmine with a bloom booster for vibrant blossoms.
  • Regularly water your plant once every two weeks, cutting back to once a month in the winter to prevent root rot.
  • Pink Jasmine prefers loamy soil that is loose, airy, well-drained, rich in organic compounds and has a pH range of slightly acidic to neutral (6.1 to 7.5).
  • Try to maintain average humidity of 40-50% with a temperature of 60-75°F around your plant to mimic a natural home.
  • Use organic pest repellents like neem oils, or wipe clean leaves to prevent attacks from common pests like Aphids, Mealybugs, and fungal diseases (leaf spot and rust).
  • Try pruning Pink Jasmine to encourage vigorous blossom, especially during late summer. But ensure trimming off dead decaying flowers or leaves all year round to preserve energy.
pruning is important
Prune off your Pink Jasmine all year round but remember to go wild after flowering ends.
  • Ensure to keep your Pink Jasmine slightly root bounded to boost blossoms. So, repotting once a year during the early stages of the active growing season will suffice.
  • You can make Pink Jasmine bloom during winter by keeping them in a brighter sunlit place in a smaller pot during the day and in a darker place during nighttime.
  • Give your indoor Pink Jasmine a teaspoon of a bloom booster during winter and maintain it around 40-50°F temperature during nighttime.
  • For outdoor Pink Jasmine bloom in winter, you can cover your plant with blankets to cut off lights at nighttime.

Unlike other plants, Pink Jasmine loves snow. So, ensure a cautious care routine with time to time fertilization and pruning to let them thrive under control.

In contrast, frequent watering with nutrient-rich organic fertilizers will help them during summer.

Pro Tip: Over fertilization with Nitrogen suppresses flowering while making soil toxic. So, always dilute fertilizers to their half strength before applying in a routine manner.

Pink Jasmine blooming in the yard
Pink Jasmine blooms vigorously when provided with optimum care.

Here are some other reasons why your Pink Jasmine might not be blooming.

FactorsReasons
Inadequate Sunlight Your Pink Jasmine is very unlikely to bloom if they are not getting enough sunlight (at least six hours of bright sunlight daily).
Temperature ExtremitiesImproper temperature i.e., too cold or extreme hot conditions also contribute to no blossom at all.
Improper FertilizerPoor choice of fertilizer or expired fertilizers can affect your plant health and may discourage blossoming due to too much nitrogen content.
Over fertilizationOver fertilizing the Pink Jasmine can result in lots of green foliage with no blooms.
Improper ContainerRoot bound is important for Pink Jasmine to produce flower. So, if plant container is large, your plant is less likely to bloom.
Lack of Air CirculationLack of proper air circulation can degrade plant health and discourage blooms.
Dry Air CirculationDry air condition can suppress flowering in Pink Jasmine.
Pruning in Wrong TimePruning back Pink Jasmine in early spring can hinder the flowering.

Tips for Blooming Pink Jasmine Indoors

Pink Jasmine is well-known for its use in the decoration of gazebos, fences, and balcony railings. However, they can be grown indoors and still be aesthetically pleasing.

Meanwhile, you will need to provide more care to indoor Pink Jasmine.

Flower of Pink Jasmine
Vining Pink Jasmine prefers porous mix with well-draining soil mix.
  • Try to provide solid support to the plant by tieing their vine’s stem. Also, you need to put them in a well-ventilated room with fresh air.
  • Additionally, use a porous mix and keep them moist but not soggy, as Pink Jasmine loves water.
  • Pink Jasmine prefers a temperature range between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Try to provide enough air circulation for them to stay cool indoors.
  • You can encourage blooming by pinching out old shoots and adding liquid fertilizers rich in Potassium and Phosphorous.
  • Repot your indoor Pink Jasmine once every two years in a pot slightly larger than the previous one to maintain its natural growth cycle.
  • Remember, Pink Jasmine has vigorous growth, so regularly prune to keep them in shape.

Pro Tip: Too much or no water causes Pink Jasmine flower buds to turn brown and droop. So, adjust watering your routine accordingly.

What to do with Pink Jasmine After Flowering?

Pink Jasmine impresses many hearts with their gorgeous blooms and sweet floral aroma.

This innocent plant with attractive flowers is too invasive when given a dream home.

They grow uncontrollably, reigning all over, making no or low growth of other surrounding plants.

After flowering, you can prune both summer and winter flowering Jasmines. Moreover, you can mulch the plant’s base with compost, well-rotted animal waste, or leaf mold in the fall to help them bloom next year.

Pruning them prior to blooming will result in cutting off the buds, preventing them from being able to flower.

several unbloomed pink jasmine
Pink Jasmine flower buds tend to bloom at once simultaneously, which creates an intensely sweet floral scent.

As flowers of Pink Jasmine make a great bouquet, you may cut off flowers to gift your loved ones.

However, do not be sad if the flowering period is coming to an end. Instead, you can help Pink Jasmine with bloom next year.

You shall prune off dying flowers, old shoots, brown leaves, and excessive growths with sterilized scissors.

To encourage indoor Pink Jasmine to bloom next year, ensure they get 4-5 weeks of nighttime at 40-50°F.

Besides, you shall give your Pink Jasmine clean grooming during the late summer to promote vigorous flowering next year.

While grooming your plant, you can cut down old, dying, damaged vines of Pink Jasmine to ground level.

Squirtle smells flower
Timely taking off flowers from the plant conserves energy which helps them to come up with better bloom next year.

However, you should not trim healthy green stems to the ground level as they can still fulfill their purpose.

How to Prune Pink Jasmine Flower?

Here is an efficient stepwise guide to pruning the Pink Jasmine flower.

  • Select the flowers on your plant that are shrinking, looking infected, or otherwise in danger of dying for pruning.
  • Cut down the stems and selected flowers to the ground if the stems do not look healthy enough.
  • Maintain a pruning knife or scissors when cutting the stems at a 45° angle.
  • Ensure to cut the stems in one swing with a clean cut.
  • Immediately remove the flowers that look out of breath to preserve energy.
  • Also, you can pinch out the flowers without hurting the plant.
  • Maintain a decent time interval in between the pruning routine. 

Therefore, as soon as the flowering season ends, get ready to reshape your plant.

Uses of Pink Jasmine Flowers

Do you know Pink Jasmine flowers symbolize platonic affection, modesty, and new love?

Moreover, Pink Jasmine carries greater cultural significance in some Asian countries.

In Thailand, the Pink Jasmine flower means motherhood, love, and respect, whereas, in the Philippines, they are used in weddings and religious ceremonies.

An article published in the Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics stated that not only does Pink Jasmine offer stunning beauty and fragrance, but it also offers anti-inflammatory properties.

Furthermore, Antioxidants found in pink jasmine help to improve digestion and ease stomach pain. It is very beneficial for enhancing heart health and lowering the risk of heart problems.

Meanwhile, Pink Jasmine flowers are edible, served in salads and desserts, or used as garnishes.

Additionally, Pink Jasmine flowers are used to make other herbal teas, jasmine rice, sorbets, perfumes, lotions, and a variety of different products for the skin and hair.

Uses of Pink Jasmine flower
Pink Jasmine Flower can be used to make herbal tea, skin and hair products, flavoring agent, and so on.

If you are a fan of herbal tea, then you are in for a fantastic treat. Many people use the Pink Jasmine flower to add its floral scent and flavor to their tea.

Pink Jasmine Flower Tea Recipe

Here’s a simple tea recipe that you might like.

  • Take out some of the fresh Pink Jasmine flowers.
  • Prepare yourself a tea with black or green tea in a kettle.
jasmine-tea
The sweet floral scent of Pink Jasmine blends well to make your tea taste much better.
  • Add flowers to a kettle of tea and give it a little shake after closing the lid.
  • Let it rest for 24 hours to infuse scents.
  • Take out the Jasmine from a kettle and enjoy the scented tea.
  • Repeat the process 2-3 times to get a stronger scent by replacing flowers every 24 hours.

Learn more about the benefits of Cape Jasmine.

Is Pink Jasmine Flower Poisonous?

No wonder everyone doubts the perfectly beautiful, sweet-smelling, and easy-to-grow Pink Jasmine for hiding any dark side.

But, trust me Pink Jasmine flower is not poisonous or toxic to you or your pets.

According to ASPCA, all Jasminium species, i.e., Pink Jasmine (Jasminum Polyanthum), is non-toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.

dog at garden
Do not worry if your pets love playing around with Pink Jasmine plants, as they are non-toxic to your pets.

But still, ingestion might cause minor stomach upsets in pets and may also cause choking.

Additionally, a recently fertilized plant can turn fatal regardless of the plant’s nature.

If you suspect any abnormal symptoms, call ASPCA at 1 (888) 426-4435 for medical assistance.

Pink Jasmine Vs. White Jasmine Vs. Star Jasmine

Although all three of these belong to the same Jasminum genus, they significantly differ in their growth rate.

Different jasmine types
Although these Jasmines look alike, they are not identical.

Find out more in the table below.

Pink JasmineWhite JasmineStar Jasmine
1. Grows up to 20-25 feet tall1. Grows up to 10-15 feet tall1. Grows up to 20 feet tall
2. Lower survival rate in coldness2. Moderate survival in coldness2. Survives well in coldness too
3. Native to China and the Myanmar3. Native to Iran3. Native to China
4. Pink buds with white flower4. Green Buds with white flower4. Creamy flower with green buds
5. Smaller flower petals5. Wider flower petals5. Narrow flower petals

Conclusion

Pink Jasmine blooms with one of the perfect starry white flowers spreading an intensely sweet floral smell.

This pet-friendly flower will bless you with aesthetic beauty when provided with love and care.

Follow the article thoroughly to get rewarded with consecutive yearly blossoms.

Happy Plant Parenting!!

Find out more about the amazing benefits of Jasmine, Orange Jasmine Care Guides, and Cape Jasmine flower.

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