by aditya abhishek
Gardenia is a genus of fragrant flowering plants that are native to Africa, Asia, Madagascar and Pacific Islands, and Australia.
You can grow gardenia in warm and humid tropical to sub-tropical climate. Avoid growing them in cold freezing temperature.
They can grow in wide range of soils but well draining soils are best. Prepare potting mix with 50% garden soil + 40% organic compost + 10% cocopeat.
To care for gardenia keep them under bright direct to indirect sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours daily.
Keep the soil moist but avoid waterlogging in the soil. Make sure that water drains out perfectly from drainage holes after watering.
From spring to fall once after every 30 days add two handful of dung manure or vermicompost along with half teaspoon bonemeal.
During spring season you can easily propagate gardenia by taking 4 inches stem cuttings just below the leaf node and planting them in soil.
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