Did you know that the Gardenia Jasminoïdes, also known as the Cape Jasmine, actually comes from the south of Asia? This plant was originally the most common in Vietnam, South China, Taiwan, Japan and India. The Gardenia is named after the American born physicist Dr Alexander Garden (1730-1791)
The Gardenia belongs to the Rubiaceae family (the star-leaf family).
The ideal temperature for this plant is ± 18 degrees Celsius. The Gardenia thrives best in a light location. Direct sun, the gardenia does not like that! When dehydration, the plant drops its buds. Water the plant regularly (every two days). You can spray the leaves of the plant regularly. Please note that you do not spray the flowers, difficult but better for the flowers of the gardenia.
When the buds are formed, the plant can use some extra water. Only use rainwater or low-lime water at room temperature. Gardenia is allergic to lime. When repotting, use an acidic, humus-rich soil (heath soil). To repot every 3-4 years. If the soil contains too much lime, the leaves can yellow.
When the plant grows too large you can cut it back, the best period for this is March.
The Gardenia is not hardy. Put the plant in a light cool place, fertilize in the winter is not necessary and once every 14 days watering is sufficient.
Beware of temperature changes, the gardenia is sensitive to this and can therefore lose its buds.
Florastore only supplies plants with enough buds that are larger than 2.5 cm to improve flowering in the consumer.