Preface When we were thinking to use jasmine as our research project topic,we had known that it is very well-known in Huatan. But we did not know more about Jasmin.After we decided to work on the research project, we first needed to know about jasmine. Thus,we immediately contacted Huatan Jasmine Museum, and we would like to interview the Curator in person.We prepared the interview in advance with a script and a video camera.We hoped that through this interview, we are able to know the meaning and origin of jasmine.
Q1: Where was jasmine introduced to China? Where is jasmine planted?
A1:Jasmine belongs to olive family and was introduced to China from India. It is the evergreen shrub of tropic plant. Now jasmine was widely planted in sub-tropical regions as gardening pots and flower pots for appreciation or tea making.Jasmine is planted in some countries, for example,Iran, Egypt,Turkey,some Mediterranean coastal countries, and Southeast Asian countries.
Q2:Where is the largest plantation area of jasmine in Taiwan?What is the most suitable method to plant jasmine?
A2:Huatan Village, Changhua County. Jasmine is suitable for the plantation in the environment with good ventilation since it likes hot and humid weather and cannot grow in cold weather.Abundant sunshine is required to grow jasmine with strong branches and dark green leaves while the lack of sunshine will result in fewer nodes and flowers as well as weak fragrance. Jasmine is vulnerable to drought and flood.During the rainy season, water in pot jasmine should be dumped or leaves may turn yellow easily.
Q3:What is the growing environment of jasmine? What are the common jasmine species?
A3:Sand and soil with minor acid level with sufficient sunshine. Single-pedal jasmine, double-pedal jasmine, multiple-pedal jasmine, Arabian Jasmine, Madagascar jasmine and Crape jasmine.
Q4:What is the shape of leaves of jasmine like? What is the characteristic?
A4:Oval. Evergreen shrubs or woody vines can grow to one meter. Its wines are thin, long, and angled.Sometimes,there are hairy woody vines. Single leave grows in pair with the egg or oval shape with clear veins. There are minor wrinkles on the surface of leaves with short petiole growing upward and short and soft hair.
Q5:What is the color of jasmine flower? What is the morphology? What does threat the growth of jasmine?
A5:Jasmine flower is white with the dimension of 2.5cm; when withering, the color turns to yellow.Due to its clear white color, it is often threated by insects. Timely prevention is required.