Whether to leave in a pot on patio or plant in ground? Conditions? - Knowledgebase Question

Robstown, TX
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Question by dmorin5
August 23, 2006
My friends just bought an August Beauty Gardenia (Monrovia) for my birthday. Please instruct whether I should repot and leave on patio or can I plant it in the ground?

Answer from NGA
August 23, 2006

That is your choice. In general they prefer an acidic soil so if you plant it in the ground you will need to create a bed with composted bark and peat moss mixed into your soil to provide such a root zone condition. Either way, locate the plant where it can get morning sun and afternoon bright shade. Water enough to keep the soil moist. Mix a little Miracid into the water when you water the plant by following label instructions for the constant feed rate.

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