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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)


Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides)

 - (Tree Type (Indoors))
Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides) - Bonsai Tree Type (Indoors) Bonsai Care

Tender, evergreen shrub with strongly fragrant flowers which appear in early/late summer. Leaves are glossy green and lance shaped, borne in whorls of 3.

STYLE : Suited to informal upright, slanting, semi-cascade, root-over-rock, twin-trunk, clump and multiple trunk.

WARNING : This lime-hating plant needs lime free water and ericaceous soil and fertilizer.

Care Info

REPOT : Every 1 to 2 years in late spring.

SOIL : Lime-fee soil mix essential.

PRUNE : Branches should be pruned after flowering.

PINCH: Constantly pinch out new shoots to maintain shape.

WATER : Water well (daily) in growing season and keep moist in winter.

FEED : Ericaceous feed every 2 weeks during growing season. Reduce to half strength in winter.

WARNING : This lime-hating plant needs lime free water and ericaceous soil and fertilizer.



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