Growing Gardenia Indoors - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by snootie64
September 17, 2005
Can the gardenia be grown indoors in a pot?

Answer from NGA
September 17, 2005
Growing healthy gardenia plants can be a challenge, even for seasoned gardeners, but with a little effort, you can grow gardenias outdoors in the summer and indoors in the winter. You will need to keep your gardenia in a container so you can winter the plant indoors. Gardenias require a rich, very acid soil (pH 4.5 to 5.0). An abundance of moisture and high humidity is the most important factor in successful gardenia culture. Unfortunately, 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, but avoid direct mid-day sun in the summer. Best of luck with your gardenia!

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