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Gardenia Plant , Gardenia jasminoides plant

1) Name of Plant (Common name/ Botanical name)- Gardenia / Gardenia jasminoides

2) Type of Plant (Indoor/ Outdoor)- Outdoor

3) Size of pot – 5 inches

4) Seasonal/ Perennial – Perennial

5) Flowering/ Foliage- Flowering

6) Place to Keep- Indirect Bright Light

 

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898 in stock

Estimated delivery date 2024/07/21

Gardenia Plant

Description of Gardenia

Gardenia is a genus of flowering plant in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, native to the tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, Madagascar and Pacific Islands. The genus was named by Carl Linnaeus and John Ellis after Dr. Alexander Garden, a Scottish-born American naturalist.

Planting and Care of Gardenia Plant

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.
  • In addition apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Besides 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.
  • Also apply water preferably in morning or evening.

Application of Fertilizer for Gardenia Plant

  • 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).
  • Lastly 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.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • What’s more 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.
  • Moreover void applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.

Gardenia Plant 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.
  • In additon apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Lastly 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 Plant Special Feature

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

Gardenia Uses

  • 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

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