Plant Care Gardenia augusta 'Florida'

Gardenia augusta 'Florida'

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About Gardenia augusta 'Florida'

Gardenia augusta 'Florida' is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Gardenia augusta 'Florida' likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Gardenia jasminoides 'Florida'

Also known as

Gardenia Florida and Gardenia augusta 'Florida

How to care for Gardenia augusta 'Florida'


How often to water your Gardenia augusta 'Florida'

Water needs for Gardenia augusta 'Florida'
0.5 cups
every 9

Gardenia augusta 'Florida' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Gardenia augusta 'Florida'

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Gardenia augusta 'Florida' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gardenia augusta 'Florida': 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Gardenia augusta 'Florida' love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Gardenia augusta 'Florida' does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Gardenia augusta 'Florida' in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Gardenia augusta 'Florida'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Gardenia augusta 'Florida': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Gardenia augusta 'Florida' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Gardenia augusta 'Florida'

Gardenia augusta 'Florida'

Gardenia augusta 'Florida'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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leaf-1 5 Plants
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Gardenia is a super sensitive plant.
Mites gather easily, need to be sprayed with water and soap often.
I love the smell but hard to raise a gardenia.

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