Did you know that the Gardenia Jasminoïdes, also known as the Cape Jasmine, actually come from South Asia? This plant was originally most common in Vietnam, South China, Taiwan, Japan and India. The Gardenia is named after American physicist Dr. Alexander Garden (1730-1791) born in Scotland
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 doesn't like that! Upon drying out, the plant drops its buds. Water the plant regularly (every two days). You can water the leaves of the plant regularly. Note that you do not spray the flowers, difficult but better for the flowers of the gardenia.
The plant can use some extra water to form its buds. Only use rain water or low-lime water at room temperature. Gardenia is allergic to lime. Use an acidic, humus-rich soil when repotting. Repot every 3-4 years. If the soil contains too much lime, the leaves can turn yellow.
If the plant becomes too large, you can prune it back, the best period for this is March.
The Gardenia is not hardy. Place the plant in a light cool place, do not fertilize in winter and watering once every 14 days is sufficient.
Watch out for 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 the flowering of the consumer.