Gardenias also prefer moist, but well-drained acidic soil with plenty of organic matter. Water gardenias regularly, even once the plant has finished putting out blooms. Prune the gardenia bush after flowering has ceased to remove spent blooms and untidy branches and to keep the plant in good condition.
- Light Needs: Full Sun or partial Sun
- Watering Needs: Weekly Watering
Primarily found outdoors in the south and grown for their fragrant flowers and handsome foliage, gardenias are popular ornamental shrubs, which are known for their finicky needs. In fact, in some areas, gardenias require considerable maintenance.