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- 13cm pot - 25cm dia
- Standard £5.95
- Named day £14.95
- Position: bright filtered or direct sunlight
- Soil: good potting compost
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
- Current size: approximately 25cm diameter (+ or - 10%)
- Pot cover: choose a 14cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot
This is a gorgeous plant, which although it can be quite challenging will reward you with the most highly scented, exquisite flowers. The perfume from these plants is intoxicating, filling the surrounding area with fragrance. The perfectly formed rose-like 'waxy' white flowers, which are often used in bridal bouquets, are supported by rich green glossy leaves to form a beautifully rounded plant. Delivered in bud and flower, it is a delightful houseplant.
Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make wonderful range on our website to choose from.
- Home care: Gardenias prefer an even temperature, good light and careful watering. Keep the compost moist but not saturated using soft water or room temperature rainwater. Because they like humidity, site on a tray of damp pebbles and mist the leaves except when in flower to extend the blooms. Feed with a balanced ericaceous liquid feed fortnightly in spring and summer, then in the winter reduce to a monthly feed to maintain colour. Pot up using ericaceous compost to meet the acid (pH) requirements of the plant.