Cape Jasmine
Gardenia jasminoides

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist every 3 days during summer
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 5.6 - 6.0
Acidity preference is very sensitive to basic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate tropical rainforest



Family Rubiaceae
Other scientific names Gardenia augusta, Gardenia florida, Gardenia radicans, Warneria augusta, Gardenia grandiflora, Gardenia schlechteri


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
Leaf color
  • green