How to grow Gardenia jasminoides

Gardenia jasminoides grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Gardenia also known as Cape jasmine, Gardenia jasminoides perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrant hedge plant or medical plant, can grow in subtropics, tropics or mediterranean climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Leaves color dark green glossy in oval shape.

Gardenia jasminoides flowers

Flower fragrant color white, with 6 to multi petals with yellow stamens.

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How to grow Gardenia jasminoides growing and care:

Acid to neutral soil, moist

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, mealybugs

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design and deadhead

Size of the plant:
0.9-1.2m, 3-4feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter, flowerpot or containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
White fragrant flowers, with 6 to multi petals with yellow stamens.

Scientific name:

Gardenia jasminoides

How to grow Gardenia jasminoides

Growing Gardenia jasminoides

Gardenia jasminoides


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Fragrance
  • Hedging plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9