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How do I get my gardenia to bloom?

I have a Bonsai gardenia plant. It has a lot of new growth and many buds, but it never blooms. The buds stay hard and turn black and fall off. I am very careful about watering, never letting the plant be too wet or totally dry. There are no bug problems and I fertilize with an acid type fertilizer. Any suggestions to get it to bloom?
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2011  |  79 Views
Topics: Houseplants

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Gardenia buds are sensitive to temperature, and will fall off if temperatures between 55 and 65 degrees are not maintained.  Bright but indirect sun is also important.  I think you are watering and fertilizing the plant properly and adequately.   I hope this bit of information helps.

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