Please help me save my gardenia
November 5, 2012 7:56 PM Subscribe
How can I make sure my potted Gardenia survives the Denver winter?
posted by jefficator to Home & Garden (4 answers total)
My gardenia thrived all summer on the balcony of my apartment in full southern-exposure sun. But now we have had the first freezes, so I have brought it inside to keep warm. It is zoned for seven and won't make it through a hard freeze outside.
The only southern window in my apartment is tiny, so the gardenia gets only indirect light during the day. Also, the apartment is of course very dry with the heat on. The leaves are dropping like crazy.
I've been afraid that moving the plant in and out depending on the weather would be traumatic. But I'm also afraid leaving it indoors isn't optimal.
Is there any way to make this gardenia survive the winter?
Thank you in advance for your help!