Jasmine is one of the most popular plants out there. We can all agree that jasmine is a very beautiful plant, especially in the blooming season. The beautiful jasmine is accompanied by the fragrance of the flowers, it is really such a rare beauty.
It has so many different beneficial uses, not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually.
What Are the Common Jasmine Diseases and How to Control Them
There are many different factors that can damage your jasmine plant, however; here are the most common diseases which affect it:
1. Jasmine Anthracnose
In fact, this kind of disease is very common in jasmine. When jasmine is infected, the color of jasmine flowers and leaves will gradually fade, which will cause the jasmine to wither. The main damage is the leaves of jasmine, but sometimes it will also affect the whole jasmine.
How To Treat and Prevent Jasmine Anthracnose
Once this disease is discovered, all the withered leaves and branches of jasmine should be cut off immediately. Then get rid of them by isolating them very far away from any other plant. Then, fertilize jasmine flowers. You need to apply some organic fertilizers, such as phosphorus and potassium fertilizers.
2. Jasmine White Sclerotium Disease
It is also known as cotty rot, watery soft rot, stem rot, drop, crown rot, and blossom blight. It occurs at the base of the jasmine flower and on the surface of the soil in the rainy season. At the beginning of the disease, it appears as brown water-stained irregular spots, the cortex becomes rot and soft, and white silk filament-like mycelium is born soon. Lastly, the leaves turn yellow.
This disease is one of the diseases that cause the death of many jasmine flowers. When the jasmine flower gets this disease, it will directly cause the branches and leaves to wither, and then a large area of the jasmine plant will die.
How To Treat and Prevent Jasmine White Sclerotium
Once the jasmine with this disease is found, the infected areas of the jasmine should be removed immediately.
- Do not water too much to avoid water accumulation in the basin.
- Change the soil when it is serious, change the soil once a year regurally, or disinfect the soil.
- To fertilize reasonably, use some organic fertilizer as the base fertilizer. You can also use appropriate doses of medications for prevention and treatment.
3. Blight (Fusarium wilt)
Jasmine blight, also known as Fusarium wilt, is a common disease. It happens due to treating the plant improperly. This leads to the outbreak of fungal diseases, bacteria spores spread gradually with wind and rain, the lack of growth in fertilizer, and heavy clay soil. All this will lead to poor growth, and therefore, your plant will be extremely prone to diseases.
In the early stage of blight in the plant, the growth situation gradually weakens, and the color of the branches changes from yellow-green to dark red or brown. In the later stage, the branches gradually turned white and wither. Additionally, many small black spots start to appear.
How to Treat and Prevent Blight in Jasmine
1. Have daily observation and maintenance to find diseased and residual leaves, dead branches, and rotten branches in time. Once found, cut them off immediately altogether and move them as far as possible from plants. By removing them and taking them far away, it would prevent the disease to spread and harm the whole plant.
2. Carefully care for the plants, maintain daily and reasonable fertilization and watering. In addition, the potting soil should be maintained with good drainage and loose soil.
3. Spray 50% thiophanate-methyl at the initial stage of the disease for prevention and control, spray once every 9-10 days or so, then start to spray 2-3 times continuously.
This amazing plant, jasmine, is super easy to take care of. It does not require much effort as it is a low-maintenance plant. If you’re thinking about purchasing a jasmine plant from any variety, go for it without any hesitations. This gorgeous plant is truly rewarding.