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Gardenia Florida 10lt

R225.00

Gardenia Florida 10lt
Common Name: Cape Jasmine

Morning Sun
Semi Shade
Monthly Feeding
Evergreen
Moderate Watering

 

Flowers
The most distinctive feature of Gardenia florida is its large, white, waxy, and highly fragrant flowers. These flowers are usually double or semi-double, with multiple layers of petals that create a luxurious and elegant appearance. The sweet, rich fragrance of the flowers is widely appreciated.

Foliage
Gardenia florida has glossy, dark green leaves that provide an attractive backdrop to the striking white flowers. The foliage is evergreen in warm climates, but in cooler regions, it might experience some leaf drop during winter.

Fragrance
The intense and captivating fragrance of Gardenia florida flowers is one of its most cherished qualities. The scent is often described as a mix of sweet and slightly citrusy notes, making it a favourite for perfumes and scented products.

Growth
This plant thrives in warm and humid environments. It prefers well-draining, slightly acidic soil and dappled sunlight. In regions with hot summers, it benefits from some afternoon shade to prevent leaf scorching. Gardenia florida can be grown both outdoors in gardens and indoors as a potted plant.

Maintenance
Gardenias can be somewhat demanding in terms of care. They require consistent moisture, so regular watering is essential. Mulching around the base of the plant can help retain moisture and maintain a stable soil temperature. Pruning can be done after the blooming period to shape the plant and remove dead or diseased growth.

Pest and Disease
Gardenias can be susceptible to pests like whiteflies, aphids, and scale insects. They can also be prone to fungal diseases, especially if conditions are too humid or the plant is stressed.

Indoor Cultivation
Gardenia florida can be grown indoors as well, but it requires specific conditions to thrive. It needs bright indirect light, high humidity, and a consistent temperature range. Inadequate light or dry indoor air can lead to decreased flowering and overall health.

 

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Gardenia Florida 10lt