Named after Scottish botanist and zoologist Alexander Garden, Gardenias are also known as Cape Jasmines. They have dark green leaves and beautiful white summer flowers.
The flowers not only look gorgeous but also have a rich and sweet fragrance making it a very popular houseplant.
Caring for Gardenia Jasmine plants may be a little intricate for new gardeners but your efforts will be really rewarding!
Growing pot size: 12 cm
Overall plant height including growing pot: 10 - 20 cm
How big does Gardenia Jasminoides grow?
They can grow up to 3-6 ft tall and wide (90-180 cm).
Key Benefits of Gardenia - Gardenia Jasminoides
Due to their empowering fragrance, Gardenias have been identified as flowers that promote relaxation. They have been used effectively in aromatherapy to treat mood disorders including anxiety and depression.
Fresh flowers are also great natural air fresheners!
Gardenia - Gardenia Jasminoides Plants Care Tips
- Gardenias prefer slightly acidic, organically rich, well-drained soil.
- This plant enjoys bright light! In hotter climates, however, it will prefer light shade, in this case, it’s best to keep them in the sun during mornings and shade in the afternoons. In cooler areas, it will survive well in full sun.
- After the growing season, prune it to stimulate branching and growth
- The Gardenia Jasminoides will need a little attention when it comes to watering; hydrate it often with soft water, cooled kettle water or collected water (at room temperature). Make sure you keep the soil moist but not damp.
- They love humidity so it’s recommended to place the plant pot on a tray with pebbles and water.
- Feed with a high nitrogen liquid feed every week in spring and summer, then in the winter use a balanced fertiliser every 5-6 weeks.
- Gardenias will struggle in colder temperatures so, it’s recommended to move them indoors in the winter.
- After the flowering period, prune it to remove spent blooms and tidy up messy branches.
Did you know?
- They are used in herbal medicines in China.
- In Korea, the flower’s fruit is used to make clothing yellow dyes.
- Jasmines are known as the flowers of love and beauty.
- They are very popular in bridal bouquets worldwide!
Where is it from?
A native of Asia, especially Vietnam, Southern China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, India and Bangladesh.
Good For You!
Boost: Watching the result of your efforts will increase your confidence giving you more motivation and courage to face life’s challenges.
Connect: Caring for plants helps us connect with nature, people and the environment around us.
Is The Gardenia Jasminoides The Right Plant For Me?
This beauty may need some extra care, but it doesn't mean that it’s not suitable for new plant parents!
Be careful with its temperature, humidity and watering requirements and this plant will thrive in your home!
And if you need any advice, we are always here to help!
Pets: Keep away from nibbly pets!
A lovely plant with beautiful flowers and a number of health benefits, what’s not to like? Buy yours now!