Potted Star Jasmine New Growth
I posted this in the California Gardening forum, but it was suggested that this may be a better venue, so I'm posting again here :-).
I have a potted star jasmine plant on my balcony that I purchased in May. It was about a foot-and-a-half tall when I bought it, with flowers. I repotted it, it eventually dropped the flowers in late June and now seems to be very QUICKLY releasing new growth. The balcony is south-facing and the plant gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight a day, and it's very bright during the remaining daylight hours too.
But, the new growth is very sparse in leaves. Whereas the plant I bought has nodes and leaves about every inch or so or even denser, the new growth sometimes leaves 2-3", even 4", between nodes.
I am trying to wrap the new growth around a trellis. I am wondering if I need to be doing something else to get more leaves. The idea is to cover up the hideous wall on my balcony--and that won't happen if the plant doesn't create many, many leaves.
I would be very grateful for ideas, insights, and suggestions.