Tiling a texture on sphere

Hello, I am new to jMonkey so please pardon what is likely a simple/stupid question. Basically I would like to tile a texture on a sphere but can’t seem to be able to do it. When I scale the texture it does not map properly:

Source code reference:

public void simpleInitApp() { // FOV min view max view cam.setFrustumPerspective(45f, (float) cam.getWidth() / cam.getHeight(), 0.001f, 30000f);
    DirectionalLight LocalStar = new DirectionalLight();
		LocalStar.setDirection(new Vector3f(0f,-1f,0f).normalizeLocal());
    Material PlanetSurfaceMaterial = new Material(assetManager, "Common/MatDefs/Light/Lighting.j3md");
        //PlanetSurfaceMaterial.setColor("Diffuse", ColorRGBA.White);
        PlanetSurfaceMaterial.setTexture("DiffuseMap", assetManager.loadTexture("Textures/CloudLayer.png"));
    Sphere PlanetSphere = new Sphere(128, 256, 6.371f);
        //PlanetSphere.setTextureMode(Sphere.TextureMode.Projected); // better quality on spheres
        //TangentBinormalGenerator.generate(PlanetSphere);           // for lighting effect
    PlanetSurface = new Geometry("PlanetSurface", PlanetSphere);
        PlanetSurface.getMesh().scaleTextureCoordinates(new Vector2f(8f, 8f));

    rootNode.attachChild(PlanetSurface.rotate(0f, 0f, 0));

Could someone please tell me what I am doing wrong thanks.

An image:

Looks like you haven’t turned on repeat in the texture.

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Thanks pspeed you are right. When I tried to get it to work on my own earlier I searched every texture tiling keyword I could think of but “repeat”.