I need information about a Gardenia houseplant

zeffyrose_pa6b7(6b7)February 29, 2008

Dh gave me a gardenia plant-----the only time I had success with one of these was the year I put it outside for the summer. It was wonderful

As a houseplant----usually the buds fall off before they bloom

I need some suggestions to keep it alive till end of May when it can be moved outside.

thanks for any information.


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Florence, I know nothing about gardenias. But a long time ago, I came across a gardenia post on gardenweb that has always remained in my memory. Someone has saved it for posterity. If you have time, take a look.

Here is a link that might be useful: Infamous suicidal gardenia thread

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 7:54PM
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petaloid(SoCal 10a/24)

Gosh, two have died on me, and both were outside. (The suicidal gardenia thread hits home.) I know they need acid soil and sunshine.

I'll put a link to the Fragrant Plants forum, where they often discuss gardenias. Best of luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Fragrant Plants Forum

    Bookmark   February 29, 2008 at 11:41PM
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