Common names: Gardenia, Cape jasmine
Light needs: High light, even in winter with 4 hours of full sun a day.
Best temperatures: Between 65-80ºF (18-26ºC)
Water and humidity needs: Keep soil moist and mist to raise humidity.
Growing guidelines: Grow in all-purpose potting mix with added peat moss and sand. Fertilize monthly from spring to fall with acid fertilizer. Adding coffee grounds to the soil several times a year can stimulate flower growth.
Common problems: Spider mites. Low temperature drafts can cause leaves to drop. Dry air and too little light may cause buds to wilt.
Propagation: Cuttings from ripe stems with mature wood at the base.
Currently in Greenhouse: No
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