Gardenia is a genus of flowering plants in the coffee family. Gardenia is an attractive, waxy, creamy-white flowers bearing.What makes it special:
- One of the best attractive fragrant flowering plants.
- Low maintenance plant.
- Perfect plant for near patios, doors, or windows garden.
||Gardenia, Ananta - Plant
||6 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Gardenia belong to family Rubiaceae and are prized for their very fragrant white flowers and glossy, dark green leaves. Many cultivars of Gardenia jasminoides exist that offer considerable variation in plant size, flower form, and blooming time and duration. They are evergreen shrubs and small trees.
The leaves are opposite or in whorls of three or four, broad, dark green and glossy with a leathery texture. The flowers are solitary or in small clusters, white, or pale yellow, with a tubular-based corolla with 5-12 lobes.Place in light to moderate shade, preferably with minimum competition from tree roots. Gardenias resent root disturbance. Use fertilizer for acid-loving plants, and use iron compounds.
||12 inch (30 cm)
||7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||cape jasmine, Gandhraj
|Maximum Reachable Height
||60 to 150 centimeter
Planting and care
At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Do not over-water the plant.Apply water preferably in morning or evening.Application of FertilizerLoosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. .During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.For re-potting procedure click here
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.DontsDo not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
||Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
||Up to 25 to 30 degree Celsius
||Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
Gardenia special feature
It has a very pleasant smell that is called a Gandhraj.
- Depending on their size and form, gardenias can be used as hedges, ground covers, mass plantings, or free-standing specimens
- Enjoy their fragrance indoors and out by planting them near patios, doors, or windows