Gardenias are an incredibly popular flowering tropical, treasured for their beautiful, creamy white flowers that have a most delightful fragrance. In fact, we at Scarlett Gardens can’t get enough of the smell when we have them in stock- it’s simply one of the most appealing flowers around! Their bushy and dense foliage only serves to accent the blooms. Whether bought as a small gardenia, perfect for a tabletop, or as a whole tree to go in a sunny corner or a patio, there are few plants quite like it.
Gardenia care is rather simple. They prefer full sun. However, it will appreciate some shade during warmer months, especially in the afternoon, to prevent its buds and leaves from scorching. Inside, they should get at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight a day. Keep their soil moist, but ensure it does not get soggy- it should be well-draining. They enjoy rich soils with plenty of organic matter and nutrients. They also enjoy high humidity- which can be achieved by misting them once a day or setting a moist tray of pebbles near it.