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How Do I Make Gardenia Have More Leaves

Anonymous added on April 10, 2014 | Answered

My gardenias are not full of leaves and they look terrible. I have been looking for ways to take care of them without it costing me a lot of money, as I am a single mother. I read that if I mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 1 gallon of water together and then pour on the soil around the plant it will act as a fertilizer. Is that true and, if so, how often should I do that?

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Nikki
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Answered on November 30, -0001

I would not recommend this practice. While it does acidify the water, too much can hurt the plant. Vinegar is often used as a homemade weed killer as it is very acidic. Instead, stick with an acid-loving fertilizer (appropriate for azaleas and camellias) for your gardenia. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/fertilizing-gardenias-in-your-garden.htm If you're a coffee drinker, you might also consider using the grounds to feed your gardenia. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/composting/ingredients/coffee-grounds-gardening.htm

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