To care for gardenias, grow the plants in ideal conditions, keep them watered, fertilize them twice a year, look for pests, and prune when necessary. Gardenias can be challenging to grow, and frequent care is required. More »

To take care of a gardenia plant, water it at least weekly, and apply a 2- to 4-inch layer of organic mulch to keep the soil moist and prevent weeds. Feed the plant with acidifying fertilizer monthly during the growing s... More »

Care for a gardenia plant by placing it in a sunny location, amending the soil with the proper nutrients, watering the plant regularly, and giving the plant a humid environment. Fertilize the gardenia twice a year, and p... More »

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