Mitriostigma axillare "African Gardenia" 4.5"

$12.50

Mitriostigma axillare, or commonly referred to as "African Gardenia" is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae. A cousin to the true Gardenia, this plant boasts similar characteristics as the Gardenia with less of the fuss. This plant has green glossy leaves, white star-shaped flowers, sweetly fragrant aroma and can bear bright orange fruit. This plant can grow 2' tall. 

  • Light - full sun to part sun
  • Watering -thoroughly saturate and allow the soil to dry somewhat between waterings
  • Soil - well draining all purpose soil
  • Humidity - preferably above 50% and warm temperatures
  • Pruning - prune to shape

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Mitriostigma is a genus of flowering plants in the Rubiaceae family. A cousin of the true Gardenia with less fuss. Just as lovely and fragrant. Fragrant star-shaped white blooms (sometimes tinged with pink) that cover the plant is a huge conversation starter.


Light: Full sun to part sun 

 

Water: Thoroughly saturate and allow the soil to dry somewhat between waterings

 

Environment: Preferably above 50% humidity and warm temperatures


Toxicity: Not available


Habit / SIze: Can grow 1–2’ tall by 1’ wide 


Of Note:

  • The flower will brown if touched by water
  • Can create orange-colored fruit loved by birds
  • Can be propagated with stem cuttings


*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, estimate 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting to safeguard from overwatering (albeit you can still overpour).

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