TENDER LOVING CARE
Gardenias are beautiful and have a very fragrant flower. Enjoy glossy foliage and white blooms for several months in any area of the home or outside as long as the temperature is above 35 F. They can be grown both indoors or outdoors in full sun or partial shade. If growing indoors, put it in a bright window. Once you get it where you want it, do not move it around. Moving it can cause it to drop leaves.
They are not drought tolerant and need to be kept moist but not wet. Do not overwater. If kept indoors, set in a pan of water; replenish the pan with fresh water when empty. Keeping your plant very moist will keep buds producing fragrant flowers for several months. If planted outside, water every day with 1 cup of water.
You will want to put a layer of mulch over their roots to keep the soil cool.
They love acidic soil and when you fertilize in the spring and summer use a fertilizer for acid-loving plants. Just follow the instructions on the package.
Common Names: common gardenia or cape jasmine
Origin: Native of China, Taiwan, Japan
Available in 5, 6 1/2, 11, 12 inch; Gardenia Tree in 6 1/2 and 12 inch
Gardenia is not meant for human or animal consumption.