Does anyone actually keep gardenias as a houseplant all year?
I know gardenias are infamous for being nearly impossible to grow indoors, but I bought one on sale figuring that it was worth a try at least.
Just curious, has anyone actually been able to keep one alive while keeping it indoors all year? I did read about people who managed to keep gardenias alive by putting them outside every summer. Is allowing the plant to have time outdoors essential to have a chance at survival?
For those who have had problems with gardenias, how quickly did you notice the plant was not doing well?
Since the consensus is that the plant seems to love humidity, I thought about putting it in a large ziplock bag as a kind of "greenhouse". Do you think that would help its chances or would it be more likely to protest the lack of air circulation?