Gardenia jasminoides

Common names:  Gardenia, Cape jasmine

Light needs:  High light, even in winter with 4 hours of full sun a day.

Best temperatures:  Between 65-80F (18-26C)

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.

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