Gardenia Jasmenoides | Cape Jasmine | Special Ceramic Pot
Gardenia jasminoides, commonly known as gardenia, is an evergreen flowering plant in the coffee family Rubiaceae. It is native to parts of South-East Asia. Wild plants range from 30 centimetres to 3 metres in height.
Gardenias prefer bright indirect sunlight or partial shade. Sheltering from the cold and from strong winds should be considered to prevent winter burn. They are moderately drought-tolerant. Plant in rich, acidic, well-drained soil. Avoid competition from tree roots as gardenias have shallow roots and do not do well with root disturbance. Prune gardenias in the spring to maintain the shape of the plant. Remove the spent flowers to encourage blooming. Do not fertilize in the fall as this will cause a rush of frost-tender growth. Propagate gardenias by grafting, layering, seed, or stem cutting.
Gardenias can be grown as a houseplant, or can be planted outside in a container or in the landscape. It is renowned for its fragrant, showy, creamy white flowers, and its lustrous dark, emerald green foliage. A gardenia would enhance any pollinator, sensory, nighttime, or children’s garden.
Originating in Asia, the Cape Jasmine is native to southern China and Japan.
Light and position in the home
Pick the position of your gardenia carefully, as it can get a little upset if moved around too much. It requires a full sun position, although you may find it prefers some shade in the more intense summer months.
Flowers and foliage
As an evergreen shrub, the thick, glossy, dark green leaves are to be admired all year long. Keep your gardenia happy and it will reward you with some of the most fragrant and exquisite white blooms in late spring and summer.
Watering and humidity
Try to keep the soil of your Cape Jasmine moist, watering when the top of the soil starts to feel dry. This plant prefers higher humidity to ensure healthy flowers, so try placing it on a tray of watered pebbles to increase humidity levels. Hard water can cause problems: use rainwater or boiled water that has been left to cool as a remedy.
Ideal temperature is around 18 degrees Celsius, no lower than 13 degrees Celsius. Avoid sudden temperature fluctuations, even slight ones, this plant appreciates consistency.
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