Common Names: Cape Jasmine, Gardenia
Origin: China, Taiwan, Japan, and Vietnam
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Foot Candles: 200 - 250+
Water: Moderately moist
Humidity: Not required
Temperature: 12°C - 32°C
Soil: Well draining potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter, irrigated garden bed
Nutrients: 10-20-10 to encourage flowering
Propagation: Seed, mature stem cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Scented, showy flower
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips, Whiteflies.
Common Issues: High winds and cold temperatures will cause leaf drop. Remove spent blooms to encourage more flowers.
Comments: The flowers are both beautiful and fragrant. Will attract pollinators to the garden if placed outside. Can be grown as an indoor tropical plant. Will perform better if the soil is amended with soil acidifier.
Toxicity: Mild vomiting and/or diarrhea, hives. Low severity.