In addition to the extremely fragrant double white blooms that appear in spring and late summer, the Gardenia Bonsai boasts glorious small dark evergreen leaves. The slow growth of this bonsai makes it especially easy to maintain.
Water your bonsai properly by using a watering can or hose attachment that has a fine-spray end. You should thoroughly soak your bonsai's soil. Water should be running out of the drain holes. Misting foliage periodically is recommended, but shouldn't be considered watering.
The Gardenia Bonsai needs to remain outdoors in the winter, but should not be allowed to freeze. For temperatures below 35 degrees, we recommend that you bring you bonsai into your garage, basement, or house. When temperatures move above freezing, move your Gardenia Bonsai back outside.
Fertilizing & General Care
Fertilizing your Gardenia Bonsai is required. Most water-soluble and time-released fertilizers work very well when used as directed. General care is also important for maintaining a beautiful bonsai. Bonsai should be periodically trimmed to keep their miniature shape.
Insects & Diseases
Insects and diseases can attack your Gardenia Bonsai, so it's a good idea to inspect your bonsai regularly. A brisk spraying of the trunk and foliage periodically helps keep your tree clean. If any problems appear, most garden centres have products available for treatment.