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Radicans Miniature Gardenia

Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans'

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Radicans Miniature Gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides 'Radicans') at Walton's Garden Center

Radicans Miniature Gardenia flowers

Radicans Miniature Gardenia flowers

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Height:  12 inches

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Description:

A low spreading dwarf variety with petite, fragrant white flowers contrasted by deep green glossy foliage; a great indoor container plant

Features & Attributes

Radicans Miniature Gardenia features showy fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its glossy pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year.

This is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with a spreading, ground-hugging habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Radicans Miniature Gardenia can be expected to grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features