Gardenia (Miami supreme) - Knowledgebase Question

Middleburg, Fl
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Question by mahaffeymary
September 21, 2010
I'm re-potting a 4' high gardenia to a larger pot until my deck is built. Please advise on what type of soil to put in it. The directions say 1/2 native soil? for going in the ground.

Answer from NGA
September 21, 2010
If you were going to grow your gardenia exclusively in a container, I'd recommend straight potting soil because garden soil can sometimes dry out to the extent that it is difficult to re-wet. But, since you're moving it only temporarily, you can use a 50/50 mixture of moistened potting soil and regular garden soil. Just mix the two together then fill your container, then repot your gardenia. Water it in well and it should be happy. Enjoy your new deck!

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