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African GardeniaAfrican Gardenia (Mitriostigma axillare) - 2 to 3 feet tall, An easy-to-grow relative of gardenia that blooms reliably in the home, blooming almost continuously all year long with no extra effort. It bears small, star-shaped flowers that are pink in bud and open creamy white. The flowers are carried in clusters all up and down its stems and even the smallest stem will have a few flowers on it. There are dozens and dozens of flowers in bloom at any one time and their fragrance is wonderful, very similar to gardenia, albeit a little more subtle. The fragrance easily carries on the breeze, perfuming a room. It's a shrubby plant that looks similar to gardenia, but on a smaller scale. It has short, slender leaves that are carried on woody stems. It rarely grows larger than a couple of feet high and wide, making a good choice for even a small windowsill garden. Not a fussy plant, African gardenia can be grown just about anywhere in the home - in sunny or shady window, in cool or warm temperatures, and in low or high humidity. A live plant in a 2.5" pot - $25 each or 3 for $71.25 - You save $3.75!

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Good house plant companions to African Gardenia:

White Heliotrope
White heliotrope

Yellow Gardenia
Yellow Gardenia

Fragrant Olive
Fragrant Olive

Supplies to use with African Gardenia:

Neem oil

Electra Plant Food

Electra Bloom Food


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