Plant Care Gardenia augusta Magnifica

Gardenia augusta Magnifica

Taxonomy

Gardenia augusta 'Magnifica'
Gardenia
Rubiaceae
Gentianales

How to care for Gardenia augusta Magnifica

💦 Water

How often to water your Gardenia augusta Magnifica

Water needs for Gardenia augusta Magnifica
0.5 cups
every 9

Gardenia augusta Magnifica 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 Magnifica

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Gardenia augusta Magnifica in your home

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

Gardenia augusta Magnifica 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 Magnifica does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Gardenia augusta Magnifica

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Gardenia augusta Magnifica: 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 Magnifica after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Gardenia augusta Magnifica prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Gardenia augusta Magnifica requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Gardenia augusta Magnifica doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.


🪴 Soil

Gardenia augusta Magnifica does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!


💩 Fertilizer

Gardenia augusta Magnifica grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Gardenia augusta Magnifica is native to Africa, Asia, and Oceania.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Gardenia augusta Magnifica

Gardenia augusta Magnifica

Gardenia augusta Magnifica


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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