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Botanical name Gardenia jasminoides / Gardenia taitensis / Gardenia brighamii / Gardenia thunbergia
Common name Gandharaj / Cape Jasmine
Family Rubiaceae
About A gorgeous flowering shrub widely found in the gardens of tropics & subtropics. Well shaped bushy shrub reaching a height up to 3 m. Leaves are opposite, obovate or oblanceolate, shinny dark green. Flower solitary, axillary or terminal, double with several rows of petals, irregular in shape & size. Fragrant flowers blooms during summer. Often produced during early rain.

Gardenia jasminoides fortuniana or Gardenia radicans (miniature gardenia) a dwarf variety can be grown as potted plant.

Category Flowering – Perennial.
Plant type Outdoor evergreen shrub.
Origin Native to Asia, and is most commonly found growing wild in  Vietnam, Southern China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Myanmar, India and Bangladesh.

Gardenia thunbergia – native of South Africa.

Potting medium For outdoor planting – well drained, sandy loam soil with pH value 5.0 – 6.5 is most suitable.

When grown as potted plant, use well drained, aerated, loamy, organic matter enriched potting medium GrowpoT–H. Sterilised to reduce the risk of fungal infection & root rot. pH value 5.0 – 6.5.

Light Grow well in bright light but not direct summer sun. In case of growing as potted plant placing in balcony or in roof top under partial shade is advisable.
Irrigation Irrigate the plant adequately in spring & summer, but don’t over water. In winter Let the medium moist through the season.

For tap water, preserve the water 24 hrs to minimise the presence of salts, chlorine, fluoride etc.

Fertigation Particulars Dose Schedule Mode
Summer winter
GROWMUSS 10-15 gm / 8” pot 15 Days 30 Days Soil application
Neem Bahar 10-15 gm / 8” pot 15 Days 30 Days Soil application
Micro nutrient Lifeline 3 ml / litre 15 Days 30 Days Foliar spray
Growmin Maximum 2 gm / litre Alternative
Pest control Growneem 3 ml / litre 15 Days 15 Days Foliar spray
Toxicity Toxic to pets.
Toxic chemical Genioposide, gardenoside
Symptom Mild vomiting and/or diarrhoea, hives.


Standard Pot – Plastic pot (Click here to see)
· Pot size – 4 inch to 6 inch

· Plant Size – 6 inch to 24 inch (The size may vary based on the availability of the plant/s)

Potting Medium – Coco-peat/ Soil (as and where applicable).

Additional information


Gandhraj – Variegated, Gandhraj – Green


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