Jasmine Leaves Turning Yellow: Causes & Fixes

Before mentioning anything else about the jasmine plant, let me tell you that it is one of my favorite flowers, and I am pretty sure that it is your favorite as well, of course considering the fact that you are here.

Anyways, jasmines come from the olive family, and the flowers of this plant are one of the most cultivated ones, as they have a perfect smell. Based on that, you can find many fragrances of perfumes, all based on jasmines!

The flowers of this plant are small, but it includes a lot of leaves! Those leaves are the reason why I am writing this article as they may turn yellow sometimes and I bet that is a confusing situation for you and the flowers as well. Why do they turn yellow, what are the reasons, and what can you do to protect these plants? These questions are the ones that will guide you throughout today’s article as I will tell you the answers.

Without further ado, let us find out more about jasmine leaves turning yellow!


Why Are My Jasmine’s Leaves Turning Yellow?

I basically mentioned everything that you may need to know as a general form of jasmine, but here in this section, I would like to include some of the main reasons why the jasmine leaves turn yellow!

Those reasons include water, temperature, light, pests, and stress. In case you want to know more information about these issues mentioned, read below!

Watering Issues

Watering a plant is one of the most confusing things that every plant owner deals with and that’s because overwatering and underwatering can happen faster than you can imagine. It is one of the main reasons why jasmine leaves turn yellow quickly.

Light and Temperature

Jasmines like the light but when there is an excessive one, the leaves show that by turning yellow. During summer days, the sunlight is stronger and basically, the temperatures are higher, so if you leave the flower standing in front of the sun during super high temperatures, the leaves first start by having some slight yellow spots, and then those spots lead to fully yellow leaves.

Pest Infestation

Another super common issue that jasmine plants deal with is pests or insects that appear easily. They can super quickly damage a whole plant and lucky enough, in order to find out that the plant has pests, the first thing that you can notice is the yellow leaves.

Environment Problems

Changing the whole living form of a plant is causing stress and jasmine is a super sensitive flower that cannot really stand that. Once you completely move the plant from the environment that it is already adapted to live, you will deal with yellow leaves.


How to Prevent Jasmine Leaves From Turning Yellow?

Based on the reasons that I mentioned above, it is important to know what a jasmine plant needs so that in a way you can prevent the leaves from turning yellow! Let me tell you everything that you need to know, based on the reasons and the solutions!

Proper Watering

Jasmines are plants that love the water, and watering them once a week will be the best way to deal with them and not cause either overwatering or underwatering. If you see the signs of these two illnesses, you can change the schedule, but again, you should be very careful.

Normal Amount of Light

Jasmine needs full sun and whenever you allow it to have what it needs from the light, this plant will bloom in the most perfect way possible. It is important to mention that it needs light for about 6 hours of full sunlight.

The Required Temperature

As for the temperature, a jasmine plant will stay great at 60 – 75 °F (15 – 23 °C), especially if you have it indoors. Related to the sunlight that I mentioned above, it would be better if you don’t leave it there too much during the hot summer days.

Moving the Pests

As I mentioned, aphids are the most commonly noticed pests in jasmine, and they can be treated with different things, but still, lighter herbicides will do the job properly. Still, you might want to consider not damaging the whole plant with herbicides.

Change of Environment

Nobody loves stress, and if you change the pot of your jasmine plant, it is important to wait because the stress phase will finish in case the plant gets used to the new environment.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can the jasmine leaves turn green again?

Unfortunately, if your jasmine plant has yellow leaves, you shouldn’t expect them to turn green again.

What should I do with the yellow leaves?

As you concluded on the fact that they cannot be green again, what you can do is to cut them off from the plant, and see how to prevent the others from turning yellow by just following the tips on prevention that I mentioned in this article.


Final Words

Here we are at the end of this article! As I mentioned throughout it, you can see that jasmine are plants that are super-sensitive, and they require some things from you, especially the most basic ones. Once you do them correctly, as I mentioned above on the prevention part, you will notice that these flowers will stay completely fine and live as much as you want.

I really hope that this article will help you find out the things to do in order to deal with yellow leaves in a jasmine plant!


Further Reading

As we finished this article, for those that liked it I would like to mention something else, some other articles that I have already written!

Leaves turning yellow is a topic that should be discussed in many different plants, and I have also written some other plants with yellow leaves that deserve to be added here. In case you own a dahlia, you can check out why its leaves are turning yellow, or why the leaves of a devil’s ivy became yellow!

The other two types of plants that I would like to add for you are geranium and frangipani, and that being said you can conclude on geranium leaves turning yellow, as well as why frangipani leaves turn yellow.

Besides yellow, leaves can also turn brown, and here I would like to mention my other article regarding dracaena leaves turning brown!

Ella Holmes

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