House Plants/jasmine plant


i got a jasmine plqant for mothers day i brought it in for the winter i live in michigan should it be in a window . thanks

Hi Sue,

The short answer is yes, your Jasmine needs to be on a sunny windowsill where it can get lots of winter sunlight.

It is not generally understood that outdoor sunlight is much more intense than indoor sunlight. Outside, light comes from all directions and is unfiltered. Indoors, light usually comes through a window from one direction only. This means that a plant that does best in light shade outdoors would require direct sunlight when indoors. Even a plant adapted to deep shade outside would have to be close to window when indoors.

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