The plant has great medicinal value and is used for medicinal purpose herb, mentioned in the Ayurvedic pharmacopeia for the treatment of fever, indigestion, wounds, skin diseases and pain in the abdomen due to the intestinal worm.

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About Gardenia gummifera

Native to India, Gummy gardenia is a small tree which grows up to 3 meters. Gardenia is a genus of about 250 species of flowering plants. They are evergreen shrubs and small trees growing to 1 to 15 m tall.

The leaves are opposite or in whorls of three or four, 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. The gum-resin obtained from the leaf buds is used in the treatment of cutaneous diseases. The tree is the source of a resin called Dikkamaly resin.

The leaf buds yield a transparent, bright yellow gum-resin. It is used to keep off flies and worms. The gum powder mixed with honey is used to massage the gums in teething troubles. It is also an effective painkiller, antiseptic as well as a wound healer, used in the dental arches and infections.

Plant Specifications

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Gardenia gummifera care

Gardenia gummifera uses


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Gardenia an indoor plant?

No, Gardenia is not an indoor plant

Can Gardenias grow in shade?

Yes it will grow in shade but it will not flower until it will not get 3-4 hrs of Bright sunlight per day.

Can Gardenias tolerate full sun?

Yes, Gardenias can tolerate full sun

Where to plant Gardenia plant?

You can plant Gardenia outdoor where 3-4 hrs of morning sunlight is available.

Which Gardenia smells the best?

Almost all the gardenias smell best.

Are Gardenias hard to grow?

No, Gardenias are very easy to grow

How to plant Gardenia plant?

Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light. Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

Does Gardenia grow in shade?

Yes it will grow in shade but it will not flower until it will not get 3-4 hrs of Bright sunlight per day.

Why Gardenia leaves turn brown?

It is maybe due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

Does Gardenias need full sun?

Yes, Gardenia needs full sun at least 3-4 hrs. for blooming.

Can Gardenias grow indoors?

It is perfectly possible to grow gardenia indoors when there is the availability of 3-4 hrs of direct bright sunlight per day.

When Gardenia bloom?

Gardenia blooms heavily in May and June

Do Gardenias need a lot of water?

No Gardenia don't need a lot of water, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch.

Do Gardenias attract bees?

Yes, Gardenia flowers attract bees.

Where should Gardenias be planted?

Gardenia can planted outdoor or indoor where 3-4 hrs of direct bright sunlight per day.

When Gardenia leaves turn brown?

When there is Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

Why Gardenia leaves turn yellow?

Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

Is Gardenia a perennial?

Yes Gardenia is perennial.

When to prune Gardenia plant?

When plant overgrows and not flowering well at that time after flowering season prune the plant

Do Gardenias like sun or shade?

Gardenia likes sun, it will initiate the flowering

Will Gardenias grow from a cutting?

Yes Gardenia can grow from cuttings.

Should Gardenias be pruned?

Yes, It requires pruning when plant overgrows and not flowering well at that time after flowering season prune the plant

Are Gardenias safe for cats?

Gardenias are particularly toxic to cats.

Does Gardenia smell like jasmine?

No Gardenia dont smell like Jasmine

Why Gardenia buds fall off?

It is maybe due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering, and nutrient deficiency.

Will Gardenias grow indoors?

Yes Gardenia can grow indoor where 3-4 hrs of direct bright sunlight per day.

When should Gardenia bushes be pruned?

When plant overgrows and not flowering well at that time after flowering season prune the plant

How to care Gardenia plant?

Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

Is Gardenia poisonous?

Gardenias are mildly toxic when digested.

When Gardenia leaves turn yellow?

Yellowing of leaves may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

Does Gardenia have thorns?

Yes, Gardenia has thorns.

Should Gardenias be planted in full sun?

Yes, it requires min. 3-4 hrs. of direct bright light a day.

Where do Gardenias grow best?

Gardenia can grow best where it will get enough amount of (3-4 hrs.) direct bright light a day.

Do Gardenias like acidic soil?

Yes it will prefer acidic soil with a pH range of 5.0 to 6.0.

How to grow Gardenia plant?

acidic soil with a pH range of 5.0 to 6.0

Why Gardenia not flowering?

Improper pruning – When a gardenia plant is not blooming, the reason is often pruning too late in the season. Prune gardenia plants after flowering in summer, but before the plant has time to set new buds. Pruning too late in the season will remove buds in the process of developing for the next season. Keep in mind that some cultivars flower twice during the season. Bud drop – If buds are developing and then falling off the plant before flowering, the problem is likely environmental. Be sure the plant gets sunlight, preferably in the morning with shade during the heat of the afternoon. Gardenias prefer well-drained, acidic soil with a pH of less than 6.0. Soil with an improper pH may be the reason when there are no blooms on gardenias. Extreme weather – Temperature extremes, either too hot or too cold, can also prevent blooming or cause buds to drop. For example, if you want to know to how to get blooms on gardenia, temperatures should be between 65 and 70 F. (18-21 C.) during the day and between 60 and 63 F. (15-17 C.) during the night. Lack of nutrition – Feed gardenias lightly in early spring after all danger of frost has passed, using a fertilizer formulated for gardenias, rhododendrons, azaleas, and other acid-loving plants. Repeat in about six weeks to ensure the plant has adequate nutrition to support continued blooming. Pests – A severe insect infestation may be to blame when a gardenia won’t flower. Gardenias are susceptible to attacks by spider mites, aphids, scale, and mealybugs, all of which are usually easily controlled by regular applications of insecticidal soap spray. Read more at Gardening Know How: No Flowers On Gardenia Plant: How To Get Blooms On Gardenia https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/no-flowers-on-gardenia.htm



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