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Jasminum sambac: Growth vs flowering

2 months ago

So, as of November I accquired another sambac, this time Little Duke of Tuscany.

It's not that I can't grow these (well there is *some* element of that), but that they never grow like I want them. I want lush foliage feathered with flowers (in my ideal world).

My newest plant is doing what they all do. They start a bit a growth and they flower. While I admit to being anxious to smell the first flower, I would prefer it spent like nine months growing intensely vegetatively and establish a strong base. This is a small rooted cutting, one single little limb.

How do I convince the plant this is what I want it to do? Jasmine snacks? :)