Gardenia are beautiful evergreen shrubs, grown as popular ornamental plants in warm regions. They are admired for their glossy green foliage and fragrant blossoms They grow from 2-8 feet tall and wide. They grow into a round shape with dark green foliage.
Gardenia blossoms are large, creamy white and intensely fragrant. They contrast beautifully with shiny, leathery. dark green leaves. Gardenia is primarily valued for its highly scented blossoms.
No plant expresses the grace than Gardenia.
Gardenia do well in large pots. Plant a gardenia near a window where you can enjoy the flowers fragrance. It prefers partial shade, well drained soil with plenty of organic matter.
How to propagate Gardenia:
1) Select a site with full sun to light shade and moist rich well drained soil.
2) Dig a hole only as deep as the root ball and 2-3 times as wide.
3) Carefully remove the plant that you have purchased in your local nursery from the container and set it in the hole.
3) Fill the hole with soil mixed with a small amount of compost, then water it well to settle the soil.
4) Let the water drain, then fill the remainder of the hole with soil and water thoroughly
1) Propagating Gardenia from cuttings start with getting the gardenia cuttings.
2) The cuttings should be at least 5 inches long and taken from the tip of the branch,
3) Take all the leaves off the cutting except for the top two sets.
4) Prepare a pot to root the gardenia cutting in. Fill the pot with potting soil and sand. Dampen the soil and sand mixture.
5) Stick you finger in the soil and sand mixture to create a hole. Place the gardenia cutting in the hole and then back fill the hole.
6) Place the pot in bright but indirect light.
7) Keep the soil damp until the cuttings root. The cuttings will root in 4-8 weeks.
Anyone can propagate gardenia with a little care and some basic supplies. Once you understand what a gardenia needs to survive, growing them is very rewarding. Prune gardenia to encourage the flowers to bloom nicely.