Lesson 12ª








Gardenia (IV)


The gardenia favours damp soil. Therefore, we shouldn't allow it to dry out as if this happens leaves may begin to drop and the plant will stop flowering.


We should eliminate the flowers when they begin to shrivel because if we leave them there too long, the plant uses up a lot of sugars trying to maintain them.

Besides, cutting the flowers when they are about to die stimulates the lower buds and they start flowering.

When we can, prune the lower part of the plant to stimulate the lower buds. This will also helps the plant to take the form of a bush.

The gardenia requires a lot of light. It prefers the morning sun. The ideal temperature for this plant is between 20 and 24 degrees. This ideal temperature helps it to flower.