Gardenia is commonly grown as a container plant in conservatories and greenhouses in colder climates but it can be placed outside in warmer months. It is particularly noted for its extremely fragrant white flowers (to 3” diameter) and is often grown in double-flowered forms. Grown indoors, these plants need bright light, moderate temperatures; cooler during dormancy, average to high humidity and well-drained, acidic soil. Water moderately, using room temperature water, when possible. Do not allow soil to dry out. Prune after flowering to maintain the plant’s shape and remove faded or brown flowers as they appear. Fertilize from March to August with a mild acid liquid fertilizer.
Grows best in a well-drained, humus-rich, acidic soil.
Glossy, dark green leaves.
Extremely fragrant, double white blossoms.