Gardenias have won the hearts of swooning Southern belles for ages. Their beautiful petals and divine fragrance have indeed made them a very beloved flower. Gardenias can be grown along hedge rows, in gardens, in your yards or even in pots. However, the fragrant, blooming plant has some very specific demands when it comes to sunlight, temperature and moisture. Learning all of the details to grow gardenia is well worth the trouble when it comes to the smell and beauty you will receive from your plant.
Check the topsoil of your potted gardenias before watering. If it is still damp, hold off on watering. Many gardenia experts recommend placing your gardenia on a pebble filled tray. You can then pour water on the pebbles, which will in turn provide humidity and moisture for your gardenia.