In books, T. asiaticum was firstly described in Western literature by German botanists Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1846, following von Siebold’s visit to Japan in 1823-1829.
The pair labeled the plant Malouetia Asiatica. Japanese botanist Takenoshin Nakai later reclassified the species according to modern taxonomic systems.
How to propagate Asian jasmine
Propagation is the natural reproduction process of a plant species from its parent plant. As jasmine is a ground cover, it doesn’t propagate from seeds.
However, there are different methods of propagation that you will learn here.
So, keep reading
Cut 6 inches from the tip of a vine shoot just below the leaf.
Fill a small pot with damp sand with good drainage.
Create a hole in the center of the pot by using a pencil.
Clear the leaves from the bottom half of the cutting, and dip the end in a powder rooting hormone.
Put the cutting into the hole in the sand and water well.
Cover the pot with a plastic bag to hold on to moisture and water it every day.
Place the pot outside in an area that is largely shaded.
Alternately, after dipping in the rooting hormone, you can keep your cutting into a glass of water.
After a month, when the roots get developed, transplant into the small container with potting soil.
Instead of peat pot, you can transplant the whole thing into the ground when the root cuttings are ready.
From seedlings or transplants
Buy jasmine: You can find small jasmine pugs at many nursery or online.
Simply dig a hole about the same size as the container from which you have transplanted the jasmine and water regularly.
If you live where the climate is quite hot, then I recommend it’s better if you plant in the spring or fall season.
In your garden, if you want an instant ground cover and budget is not an issue.
Then you can buy lots of plants and space them about 8-10 inches in the ground but, if budget is a factor and you’re patient, then you can buy a few plants and space them 18 inches apart.
In the beginning, you should water newly transplanted plants every 3-4 days, and after a month once a week for a couple of months.
To quickly cover your whole ground, if you already have a section. You can transplant the “1 square meter area” of the section to another part of the ground.
To cut out squares of the plant use a very sharp shovel and dig up to 3 inches of the root.
Cut the square without any adjustment so that the remaining jasmine covers the removed square.
Transplant these sections to new areas where you want to grow jasmine cover.
For better results, loosen the soil of the area where you are planning to transplant and water regularly until jasmine properly established.
How to Care for Asiatic jasmine
Asian jasmine often germinates in groups of roots along the stem at leaf nodes.
When it comes in contact with something it preserves as a source of nutrition such as ground, tree trunk, fence picket, etc.
These new roots generally grow immediately or you can boost their development by burying a section of vine.
You can also cut off the bit of the roots after they develop, and then plant them wherever you want.