Gardenia Dwarf, Ananta Dwarf - Plant
Common name: Ixora, Jungle geranium
Color: wide range
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The soil, which should be loose and organic, should be kept moist, but take care not to overwater. Monitor the soil frequently for moisture, and water thoroughly as the top inch of soil dries. The gardenia plant should also receive cooler nighttime temperatures and warmer daytime temperatures.
Sunlight: Part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer
- As for outdoor gardenia care, you should keep in mind that when the gardenia plant is grown outdoors, it generally prefers to be kept in partial shade.
- Gardenias also prefer moist, but well-drained acidic soil with plenty of organic matter.
In the St. Louis region, gardenias are grown as pot or larger container plants.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Problems include powdery mildew, leaf spots, dieback, anthracnose, sooty mold, whiteflies, mealybugs, scales, aphids and spider mites. These insects are often serious pests.
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