Night blooming Jasmine doesn't like sun
Hi, I'm new to this site and I have dozens of questions about gardening but I'll start off with this one first.I recently bought this plant from Targets garden section that oddly enough they kept under roof even though the tag reads "Full sun",anyway, my plan is to plant it on the west side of my fence that gets full afternoon sun.
Now for my problem: it hates the sun! I've read up on gradually introducing the plant to a little sun at a time until it gets acclimated, but how much are we talking about?
Everyday I try to leave it out for 1 to 2 hours in the sun and each time I go to retrieve it I get greeted with wilted leaves. I live in Florida and the current temperature is about 80 degrees. My plant eventually (after 20 minutes) perks back up once inside the screened porch that's shaded. I've been doing this routine for about a week.
I'm starting to think I now have a house plant and will have buy a pretty pot for it but I really wanted to plant it outside. My plan is (maybe was,lol) to buy at least 6 more to plant on that side but now I'm afraid I'll kill them if I do. I'm very new to gardening and I'm trying my best to learn all I can about this subject but ack! I'm doing more harm then good I'm afraid. You should see my Gardenias on the east wall of the fence, erm.... lets just say the poor things are really struggling despite all my efforts, but, I'll save those problems for another post. Oh boy do I have questions.
Also I noticed I seem to have a snail problem that I suspect are chopping away at my Jasmine plant leaves( or something else is)does any know a good way to rid them? They're pretty small but I have noticed some on the outside walls of my house. I just squashed one now that made it inside my porch.
Any help will be greatly appreciated thanks.