The evergreen Gardenia tree adds eye appeal and fragrance to a home landscape or patio. The tree is attractive with glossy green foliage and white flowers that appear from mid-spring through late summer in U.S.
Set the potted gardenia tree in an indoor area that receives full sunlight. Place the tree in a partially shaded outdoor location from spring through early fall.
Monitor thesoilmoisture and water the plant when the top 2 inches ofsoilfeel dry to the touch. Avoid letting the gardenia tree'scontainersit in water, to prevent root rot.
Set the gardenia'scontaineron a tray filled with stones and water to increase humidity around the plant. Verify thecontaineris above the water line in the tray so there is no standing water around the drainage holes. To prevent fungal disease, avoid spraying the tree leaves with water.
Apply an acidfertilizerto thesoileach month during the growing season, generally April through November. Follow the package application rate based on the size of tree and growingcontainer. Refrain from applyingfertilizerduring the winter months.