James’ Top Tips for Growing Gardenias

Posted by James Wong July 4, 2016 | 30 sec read

'Gardenias make excellent houseplants as long as you can pander to their two simple (but nevertheless fussy) demands: ericaceous compost (like that sold for rhododendrons and camellias) and a bright spot away from direct sun. A west-facing window in an average living room is perfect. Keep them well fed when in active growth (spring and summer) and on the dry side in winter. There are even a few hardy varieties resistant enough to be grown outdoors in some parts of the UK. ‘Kleim’s Hardy’ is my favourite.'