My Gardenias

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My Gardenias

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » May 26th, 2012, 10:16 am

Having stated that gardenias do not grow so well so why not go for other easy to grow plants instead; I managed to create an impression that I was against growing Gardenias.
To my delight the thread generated a healthy discussion and like me all must have gained a lot.
As I have mentioned before it fascinated me and I am even more determined to grow it well. Currently I have Gardenia Grandiflora (green leaf) 5 plants, Variegated 7 plants, Gardenia Thunbergia 1 and Gardenia Lucida 3 plants.
I have created a bed for Gardenia Grandiflora and included some Motias to see how they behave in Acidic soil. The bed gets full sun for 3 hours only.
The experiment will take a year for the result.

Gardenia Thunbergia (best fragrance)


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Grandiflora (bad picture)
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Re: My Gardenias

Post by Izhar » May 28th, 2012, 9:39 am

Best of luck Sir.. I hope with the use of information on internet you will inshaAllah be able to get good results.. do share your experiences..

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Re: My Gardenias

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » July 12th, 2012, 11:05 am

The plant of the last picture after treatment with Iron Sulphate and Sulpher.
Note the plant has lost its variagation.

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The plant is growing fast and showing HAPPINESS.

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Re: My Gardenias

Post by Izhar » July 12th, 2012, 11:19 am

Wow... :shock: mashaAllah... it is a very healthy plant.. kindly pinch it to make it more bushy.. more branches.. more blooms.. great job sir..!!!

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Re: My Gardenias

Post by Izhar » July 12th, 2012, 11:23 am

Sir, it is requested to kindly brief us on its feeding regimen.. we all want this type of result... (apart from the variegation loss :mrgreen: )

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Re: My Gardenias

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » July 13th, 2012, 10:31 am

Tip cutting for propogation will do the job.

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Re: My Gardenias

Post by Izhar » October 8th, 2012, 9:46 am

How are they performing nowadays?? mine are in blooms (only the variegated) and the flower size is bigger then double size of last year's bloom and also much much more fragrant... the use of micronutrient foliar spray has worked..!!

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Re: My Gardenias

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » October 9th, 2012, 8:23 am

A little change in PH has helped they are looking better than ever before but have not yet bloomed, perhaps I should also feed them DAP.

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Re: My Gardenias

Post by qaiser » November 22nd, 2012, 10:17 pm

Nice :-)

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