Kleim's Hardy Gardenia Jasminoides - Cape Jasmine Plant for Sale
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- Common name:
- Cape Jasmine
- Regional name:
- Bengali - Gandharaj, Hindi - Gandharaj, Oriya - Gandharaj, Sanskrit - Gandharaj, Telugu - Gandharaj, Marathi - Anant
- Rubiaceae or Ixora and Pentas family
- Sun growing, Semi shade
- Primarily grown for:
- Flowering season:
- May, June, July
- Flower or Inflorescence color:
- White, Yellow
- Foliage color:
- Plant Height or length:
- 1 to 2 meters
- Plant Spread or Width:
- 1 to 2 meters
- Plant Form:
- Special Character:
- Fragrant flowers or leaves
- Auspicious or Feng Shui plant
- Rare Plant or difficult to get plant
- Plant for puja or prayer flower or leaves
- Good for screening
- Good for Hedges and Borders
- Attracts butterflies
- Attracts bees
- Suitable for road median planting
- Hanging or weeping growth habit
- Good on seaside
- Grows best in humid and warm regions
- Generally available in India in quantities of:
- Less than a hundred
- Cape jasmine, also known as gardenia, is a popular flowering plant that is native to tropical and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific. It is a small shrub or tree with glossy, dark green leaves and fragrant white or pale yellow flowers. The flowers are typically 2-3 inches in diameter and have a strong, sweet fragrance that is often used in perfumes and other beauty products. The plant is known for its delicate appearance and its ability to thrive in warm, humid environments. It is often grown as an indoor plant or in outdoor gardens in warm climates. Cape jasmine plants require well-drained soil and prefer partial to full sunlight. They should be watered regularly and fertilized every month during the growing season. Pruning is also necessary to maintain the shape and size of the plant.
- - As with the other gardenias this too is one of the finest flowering shrubs in tropical and subtropical gardens.
- It is a sight to see and smell this shrub in bloom in mild climates.
- Can be grown in pots as well as the ground. Its smaller size makes it very suitable for pot cultivation.
- Plants grow best in acidic soils - alkaline soils should be avoided as plants leaves turn yellow due to lack of availab;e iron.
- An useful shrub in tropical gardens as it can be grown singly, as a group or even as a hedge.
- Plants like plenty of water, organic fertilizers and sunshine.
- Regular spray of water on very dry days for potted plants will help.
- Plants can be trimmed back if they get too big. They can stay in the same pots for many many years.
Here are some general guidelines for caring for a Cape jasmine plant:
Light: Cape jasmine plants prefer partial to full sunlight, but they can also tolerate some shade. In general, they should be placed in an area where they will receive at least 4 hours of direct sunlight per day.
Water: Cape jasmine plants should be watered regularly, but be careful not to overwater them. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. In general, the plant should be watered once a week, or more often if the weather is hot and dry.
Soil: Cape jasmine plants prefer well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. They do not tolerate wet or soggy soil, so be sure to plant them in a location where the soil drains well.
Fertilizer: Cape jasmine plants benefit from regular fertilization during the growing season. Use a balanced fertilizer (such as a 10-10-10 or 20-20-20 formula) and apply it according to the instructions on the label. Fertilize the plant every month during the growing season, or every other month during the winter.
Pruning: Cape jasmine plants should be pruned regularly to maintain their shape and size. Prune the plant after it has finished flowering, or in the early spring before new growth begins. Remove any dead or damaged branches, and shape the plant as desired.
Pests and diseases: Cape jasmine plants are relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but they can occasionally be affected by insects such as aphids or mealybugs, or by fungal diseases such as leaf spot or powdery mildew. To prevent these problems, keep the plant well-watered and fertilized, and remove any dead or damaged branches. If necessary, use an appropriate pesticide or fungicide to control pests or diseases.