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I bought a jasmin plant from the florist and watered it once a week just like the florist said but still my jasmin plant is dying... there were so many buds but they are becoming purple and the leaves are dry and falling off... I dont know what to do.

Hi Susmita,

Jasmine are not easy plants to care for unless you are fairly experienced with indoor potted plants.

Do NOT repot your Jasmine because that will disrupt the flowering cycle and probably cause root rot. Locate your Jasmine right on an east or north facing windowsill where the window is completely uncovered throughout the day. When properly potted, allow the top half inch of soil to dry before watering thoroughly. Keep temps below 80 degrees F.

Repotting, inadequate light, high temperatures, and improper watering will all cause the symptoms you described. You will have to determine which apply to your Jasmine.

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