Moved to Houston in June from Southern California with a small Arabian Jasmine in a plastic pot (that was a gift from my brother who passed).
Initially, the plant thrived and developed new growth, rich green leaves, and blossomed twice in the first three months I was here. It was hot and I had to water the plant every couple of days because the soil would dry out quickly. I kept the plant in the sunniest spot in my apartment, outside on a west facing balcony with a small awning. Initially I was concerned about not having enough direct light (its shaded until about 1pm) but the plant seemed to do well so I didn't fret.
But then the Jasmine starting turning yellow. Now the plant looks so ill I fear for it's survival. The leaves are small and yellowish and some of the tips have turned brown. At first I thought the plant was possibly going dormant, but it has been three+ months and it continues to deteriorate. I even tried coaxing with some dilute fertilizer two months ago but that failed to stop it's deterioration. There are no bugs that I can currently see (although I have seen some what I think were springtails after watering in the past).
My first thought was that I was over-watering the plant so I cut back--waaay back (as the soil retains moisture more than it did in the summer and I have even gone a couple weeks without watering). but that does not seem to help either.
I asks for your experience in resuscitating this Arabian jasmine with sentimental value. I don't know what the problem is. Not enough sun? It's been overcast ALOT the past months and I've had to bring the plant inside during several really cold streaks (but always near the window) OR too much fertilizer OR over/under-watering the plant.
Any advice you can impart would be greatly appreciated. I'll include some pics. Thank you.