Gardenia Bonsai Tree Care

Gardenia Bonsai Tree, scientific name Gardenia jasminoides, is a tropical shrub with glossy dark green leaves and a graying trunk.

It became popular all over the world because of its white flowers that have a sweet fragrance. Creamy flowers and dark green foliage create a beautiful contrast.

Additional Information

Family: Rubiaceae (madder Family)

Scientific name: Gardenia jasminoides

Common Names: Cape Jasmine, Gardenia.

Origin: Native to Asia and is most commonly found growing in Vietnam, Southern China, Taiwan, Japan, and India.

Appearance: It is a tropical shrub with a grayish trunk and dark green shiny leaves. Leaves are opposite with prominent veins.

Flowering: From mid-spring to early summer It produces fragrant cream white flowers. Blooms are followed by small oval fruit.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both. If you are growing it indoors, make sure to provide it with bright light, moderate temperatures; cooler during dormancy, average to high humidity, and well-drained, acidic soil.

Light Requirements: Likes partial shade but will also grow in full sun.

Water Requirements: Likes moist but well-drained soil. It prefers a mildly acidic soil.

Hardiness: Grows best in the USDA Zones 8-10. Needs to be protected from frost.

Insects and Diseases: This plant might have problems with powdery mildew, leaf spots, dieback, anthracnose, sooty mold, whiteflies, mealybugs, scales, aphids, and spider mites.

Propagation: By cuttings.

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