Did you know that the Gardenia Jasminoids, also known as the Cape Jasmine, originate from southern Asia? This plant originally found the most in Vietnam, South China, Taiwan, Japan and India. The Gardenia is named after the American physicist Dr. Alexander Garden (1730-1791) born in Scotland.
The Gardenia belongs to the Rubiaceae family (the star leafy family).
The ideal temperature for this plant is ± 18 degrees Celsius. The Gardenia thrives best in a light place. Direct sun, the gardenia does not like that! When dried, the plant leaves its buttons. Give the plant regularly (every two days) water. You can regularly spray the leaves of the plant. Be careful not to spray the flowers, bothering it, but better for the flowers of the gardenia.
When the buds are formed, the plant can use some extra water. Only use rainwater or lime water at room temperature. Gardenia is allergic to lime. Use a sour, humus-rich soil (ground ground) when potting. To polish the 3-4 years. If the soil contains too much lime, the leaves can yellow.
When the plant gets too big you can cut them back, the best period for this is March.
The Gardenia is not hardy. Put the plant in a slightly cool place, fertilize in winter and do not need watering once every 14 days.
Beware of temperature fluctuations, the gardenia is sensitive to this and can therefore lose its buttons.
Florastore only supplies plants with enough buttons larger than 2.5 cm to improve consumer flow.