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Gardenia, Ananta - Plant

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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
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
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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

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.

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    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.

  • Donts
  • 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 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day.

    Can Gardenias tolerate full sun?

    Yes, Gardenias can tolerate full sun

    Where to plant Gardenia plant?

    You can plant a Gardenia plant preferably outdoors, in pot or in ground at a spot receiving direct bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours a day. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    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?

    To plant Gardenia consider the following points. 1. To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil which is rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives direct bright sunlight at least 4-6 hours a day. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June July).

    Does Gardenia grow in shade?

    Yes it will grow in shade but it will not flower until it will not get direct bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours a day.

    Why Gardenia leaves turn brown?

    The main reasons of leaves turning brown are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Does Gardenias need full sun?

    Yes, Gardenia needs full sun at least 4-6 hours a day for blooming.

    Can Gardenias grow indoors?

    It is perfectly possible to grow gardenia indoors when there is the availability of direct bright sunlight at least 4-6 hours a day.

    When Gardenia bloom?

    Gardenia blooms heavily in May and June

    Do Gardenias need a lot of water?

    No, Gardenia dont need a lot of water, water the plant when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Do Gardenias attract bees?

    Yes, Gardenia flowers attract bees.

    Where should Gardenias be planted?

    Gardenia can planted outdoor or indoor where direct bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours a day is available.

    Why Gardenia leaves turn yellow?

    The main reasons of leaves turning yellow are as follows 1. Due to over watering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3. Lack of nutrient. 4. Disease and pest infestation. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Is Gardenia a perennial?

    Yes Gardenia is flowering perennial plant in the Rubiaceae family.

    When to prune Gardenia plant?

    Gardenia Plant need little pruning to develop a strong structure. Remove broken, dead, dying, or damaged branches by using clean cutting shear during September-October month after end of blooming period.

    Will Gardenias grow from a cutting?

    Yes Gardenia can grow from cuttings. 1. To propagate take pencil size cutting of well mature stem to a length of 16-18 cm and remove any flowers leaves from it. 2. Then dip bottom of the cutting in rooting hormone, and Place the 3/4 portion cutting into a small container with well-draining soil and water the cuttings. 3. Rooting will start within 1-2 week. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Are Gardenias safe for cats?

    Gardenias are particularly toxic to cats as per available research findings.

    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.

    How to care Gardenia plant?

    Make sure your plant is getting following growing conditions 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Is Gardenia poisonous?

    Gardenias are mildly toxic when digested as per available research findings.

    Does Gardenia have thorns?

    Yes, Gardenia has thorns.

    Where do Gardenias grow best?

    Gardenia can grow best where it will get following growing conditions 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    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?

    Gardenia Plant is grown by cuttings and grafting. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- At least 4-6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July). Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    Why Gardenia not flowering?

    The most general reasons of not flowering plant are as follows. 1. Lack of proper nutrient (mainly Phosphorus). 2. Improper water and sunlight availability. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

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    QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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    • What is the difference between this plant and the more expensive dwarf variety?

      Plant height is major differnce between both the plants. Dwarf gardenia plant height is low as compared to regular gardenia plant. Dwarf plant is best sutaible for pot.

    • Is it right time to buy Gardenia now?

      Yes, monsoon is best planting season of Gardenia plant.

    • Does this plant comes with soil too?

      In this product, you will get the potted plant

    • Flower never blooms after arrive at home ,wheather u can take gurantee for the blooming of flower ?

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