Gardenia Care - Knowledgebase Question

Question by daisy_32blue
June 16, 2001
I want to grow a gardenia as a house plant. I read that they are very difficult to raise as house plants. What basic things do I need to do to keep it alive and healthy?

Answer from NGA
June 16, 2001


Gardenia is often a disappointment to gardeners because it can be very, very demanding. For flower buds to form and thrive, night temperatures need to be between 60-65F. During the day, temperatures should be 70-75F. A very constant, even temperature is required or buds will drop. Bright light is essential, avoid direct mid-day sun in the summer. Keep the soil moist at all times except winter when watering should be reduced. Mist the leaves frequently, and repot every 2-3 years. Good Luck!

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