Gardenia blooms are considered by many to be the standard for fragrance and elegance. Gardenia plants are also very attractive with their deep green, glossy leaves and bushy form. The 3 to 4-inch creamy white, waxy flowers may be semi-double or double and exude a heady fragrance.
TEMPERATURE: To form buds, a nightly temperature range must be maintained between 60° and 65° with daytime temperatures about 10° higher.
LIGHT: Provide bright light but avoid hot, midday sun. A place in a south window with a sheer curtain is ideal.
WATER: Keep the soil moist at all times. Water with pure, lukewarm water. Misting in the morning is also beneficial in dry environments.
Feed with a slightly acidic plant food as directed.
These specialty plants are most often grown in 6" pots, however smaller or larger sizes may occasionally be available.