How to Get Started: Outdoor: Get started growing Gardenia by picking a shady area of your garden that has rich soil. Supplement with 2-4 inches of mulch if necessary. Soil should be well-draining, or plant damage may occur. Keep soil consistently moist to mimic that of its native jungle! Fertilize plants thrice yearly with a mixture of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Keep your gardenia plant in one permanent location, as they do not do well if transplanted later in life.
Indoors: These plants like a lot of bright light, moderate humidity and cooler temps. Usually around 55 in the day and 64 at night. Remember, they can grow as tall as 6 feet so keep that in mind when you pick a location because they do not like change and don’t respond well to being moved.