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Gardenias – Secrets to Success

Create a Healthy Root System.

• Give plenty of sunlight. The more light the better.

• Dry period between waterings -Visual dryness to the soil surface.

• Moderate amounts of fertilizer, discontinue during fall and winter before growth stops in fall. Excessive fertilizer makes the plant grow fast, but creates a weak root system.

• Grow in clay pots to insure quicker dry down between waterings. Don’t over pot.

• As a potted plant, temperatures above 65° F to keep the roots active, but it will tolerate temperatures below freezing, if grown outside.

• Prune in springtime after flowering. 

• Use a soilless potting mix. To keep a more acidic soil, put black tea bags in a watering pot and give a drink of diluted tea . Do this every month or two.

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