How to grow and take care of gardenias

The gardenia is, of course, one of the most stunning houseplants, native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia and Oceania, we for the most part like the gardenia for its abundant flowering that gives off a sweet fragrance of jasmine, this plant adapts very well when we have high humidity.

If you don't know much about flowers, like me, then you might find it difficult to take care of such a flower but no worries, that's why I'm here for and that's why I decided to write this article. I did my research and here's everything you need to know about this gorgeous flower. 

Planting and potting Gardenia:
The tillage of gardenia is not always straightforward and some nurture is wanted to boost growth and blooming gardenia, it begins with the planting and potting.

Gardenia indoor care instructions:

Many people don't understand why thereafter to obtain a beautiful gardenia plant full of blooms, buds, and life the plant drops its flowers and at the end loses it buds surrounded by weeks, we can distinguish - quickly that launches to lose its buds and sets up to die.
The answer for the gardenia indoors lies in the conditions we are growing the plant
The growing of the Gardenia indoors is the most recurring because our climate does not grant outdoor agronomy in the winter.
- It's recommended to plant your gardenia in good potting soil for houseplants.
- Determine a bright place without straight sunlight.

Gardenia outdoors:

Planting Gardenia in the outdoors is only attainable if we are in the summer and mild but in the winter is not possible because it's not resistant to frost.
- Opt for a location sheltered from the wind, slightly sunny on the other hand not too exposed, wonderfully partial shade.
- Mix the soil of your garden potting soil, land of heather and dried leaves or river sand.
- Gardenia must a well-drained soil.

Potting Gardenia:

If you grow your potted gardenia, potting every 2-3 years is needed. The plant needs space to grow and too little pot would perturb its growth.
- Wait till the plant is big. 
- Potting gardenia is willingly carried out in late winter or early spring.
- It is found in some specialized stores and garden centers of special potting.

Multiplication gardenia:

- The Best way to multiply a gardenia is the way of cuttings still this technique is not always easy to fulfill.
- The Cuttings takes place in early spring.
- We can settle the technique of the cuttings of about 8-10 cm.
- We ought to remove the lower leaves to keep only the top pair.
- We must soak the cutting in the rooting hormone.
- Plant the cuttings in a special soil or in a mixture of peat and river sand.
- Place Your light cuttings with no direct sunlight and with high moisture content (you can wrap the cuttings with transparent plastic to increase the humidity level).
-Keep a slightly damp substrate.
-Report seedlings when the cuttings have formed charming leaves.

Watering of the gardenia:

-For the gardenia, the best watering is to water with the rainwater or with mineral bottled water.
-We requisite also constant moisture.
-Flowering, do not wet the foliage whereas it discolors the flowers and causes spots on the flowers.
-We prerequisite a good level of humidity.

To recommence the natural moisture conditions when we plant the cuttings, we can place it on a bed of clay pebbles or gravel that you always leave moistened with water. 
By mean of evaporation of water, you do again the natural conditions of life of the plants in the tropics.

Gardenia watering is more suitable in the spring or in the summer:

It's indispensable to water regularly without flooding the plant, wait Wait for the time being the soil surface is dry between 2 irrigations. For the gardenia we requisite an environment with air moist to develop, we requisite regularly to spray water on the leaves and stop as soon as the plant is in full bloom.

Gardenia Watering in the fall and winter:

Reduce watering. Wait for then the substrate is dry before watering again.

Pruning and repair gardenia:
-After flowering, prune your shrub slightly to maintain its superbly compact design while reducing the crown of 1/3.
-Remove faded flowers when they arise, this stimulates the emergence of new flowers.
-Strengthen the plant for having spectacular flowering heather bring a unique fertilizer.

Disease and microorganisms that modify the gardenia:

Grown houseplant, the gardenia is subject to most sickness and pest insects or mites that disturb this type of plant.
-The main pests are aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites.
-We must fight against mealybugs, aphids, spider mites.
Note that if the leaves of the gardenia turn yellow, it's apparently linked to chlorosis whereas the water has a lot of limestones.

If the flowers fall before opening, this is probably a lack of moisture. sprinkle soft water on the leaves and unopened flowers.

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