Gardenia Houseplants
Gardenia Houseplants

Gardenia Houseplants

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Gardenia
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Houseplants - High Light
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Blooms In: Jan-Jun
Height: 12-16" Spacing: 18-24"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: NURSERY POT AND CACHEPOT
Fragrance: Yes
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid March 2018, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

Product Details



Orders placed Monday - Tuesday will arrive 3 business days after the date of the order and will be shipped by UPS. Orders placed Wednesday - Sunday will arrive the following week.

This item ships from Florida.

A street address is required for delivery. We cannot ship to post office box.


The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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Cardboard Pot

A viewer from San Jose, CA

I ordered a gardenia plant for my friend. In the picture it looked like a nice ceramic pot, but it was actually cheap cardboard. Kind of disappointing.

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Poor quality products do not recommend

Marilu from Houston, Texas

These plants were 5 days later than the date agreed upon . Since they were birthday gifts ,unacceptable delivery time.
Also the plants did not look fresh and healthy . They were packed so tightly in boxes that were too small for these plants they did not look good on arrival.Also they had one flower that was brown and no blooms.

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zach from humble,tx

best looking plant of the year

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Angel from southwest Wisconsin

I've been a customer for years and was excited when my mom gave me this as a gift (I suggested White Flower). I tended it. Two sorry blooms. I'm disgusted.

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Gardenia arrived in sorry condition

Yooper 1925 from Ohio

The gardenia arrived in sorry shape; dropping buds, yellowed leaves and continues to struggle.

11 of 11 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: gar-deen'ya

Gardenias are prized for their attractive and richly fragrant white flowers, which are shown to advantage by glossy, deep green foliage.

LIGHT: 6–8 hours of direct sunlight such as can be provided by a south-facing windowsill.

WATERING: Gardenias enjoy potting mix that is slightly damp to the touch, but not soggy. If the potting mix gets either too dry or too soggy, the flower buds will drop off.

TEMPERATURE: Gardenias perform it best in a room that is warm by day and cool at night. Recommended daytime temperature: 70–85°F; nighttime: 60–65°F.

HUMIDITY: Gardenias are subtropical plants that appreciate high humidity. Don't place your plant close to a heat vent. The best way to increase the humidity around your plant is to run a humidifier in the same room. Our Humiditrays, shallow reservoirs covered with grids that allow moisture to rise to the plants above, are also effective.

FERTILIZER: Fertilize Gardenias every 2–4 weeks during their growing season—March to October. Use a water-soluble fertilizer mixed at ½ the reccommended strength; a fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants is best. Do not fertilize November through February.

FLOWERING: The buds on your plant should open in 4–6 weeks. Avoid handling the blossoms; they bruise and turn brown easily when touched. Most flowers last 3–8 days. They open white and mature to creamy yellow. When the flowers start to brown, they should be removed to make room for new buds and flowers. Please note: Except in the Deep South and on the West Coast (Zones 8–10), Gardenias are best treated as a seasonal plant and discarded after bloom.


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