In summer, should a gardenia in a container dry out...?

peterk312July 23, 2013

In summer, should a gardenia in a container dry out between waterings, and if not, how do you keep the container "evenly moist" without over-wateing?

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meyermike_1micha(5)

Well sort of but not quite..In others words you should always water your gardenia right before the leaves wilt, but never let the wilt..

If you had it planted in a mix that you could water as often as you want without over watering that evenly stays moist and evenly dries out, you would do awesome with that.

Mike

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 12:31PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

Well sort of but not quite..In others words you should always water your gardenia right before the leaves wilt, but never let the wilt..

If you had it planted in a mix that you could water as often as you want without over watering that evenly stays moist and evenly dries out, you would do awesome with that.

Mike

    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 4:03PM
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peterk312

So then, any sign of wilting--from leaves or from buds--is an indicator that it's not getting enough water? I thought this could be caused by low humidity, too.

"If you had it planted in a mix that you could water as often as you want without over watering that evenly stays moist and evenly dries out, you would do awesome with that."

--What kind of mix is this?

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 1:28PM
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