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Asked on May 22, 2017

How can I grow gardenia?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CAKimShoshana


I think I love them to death. Seriousl, I follow ALL of the rules from " experienced gardeners" for growing gardenia and still they die. Has anyone else had this problem? They look great when I bring them home from the nursery, I pot them in a nice mix of potting soil w a little manure, water them when 1" -3" feels dry, put them in a partial sunny spot, they die :(
3 answers
  • Shoshana
    on May 22, 2017

    Oh no that's just sad! Try sprinkling some Epsom salt down to keep them happy and growing.
  • Kim
    on May 22, 2017

    Thank you! I will.
  • The manure might be burning the roots of a still younger plant. I would stick with a commercial bagged soil and try that and see if you have better luck. Being in TX, they might need a bit more water. Have you spoken to the nursery personnel for their tips that apply to where you live? I would try that too. Good luck, one of my favorites too.
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