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.
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1Gardenia, Ananta - Plant
25 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Gardenia

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.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name cape jasmine, Gandhraj
Maximum Reachable Height 60 to 150 centimeter
Flower Colour white
Bloom Time March-June
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Light Requirement

  • 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.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.

  • Watering
  • 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.
  • 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 Fertilizer
  • Loosen 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-potting
  • When 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

    Plant Protection
  • Remove 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.

  • Don'ts
  • Do 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.

    Gardenia care

    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:

    Sunlight Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural indirect bright light for the rest of the day.
    Watering Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
    Soil Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
    Temperature Up to 25 to 30 degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).

    Gardenia special feature

    It has a very pleasant smell that is called a Gandhraj.

    Gardenia uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • 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

    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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    Saturday, 27 June 2020

    perfect

    Jyoti

    Wednesday, 18 March 2020

    They are the most beautiful, glossy, healthy plants I ve ever seen.

    Bindiya Thakar

    Tuesday, 03 March 2020

    Keep it away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.

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