Buttons Gardenia

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Ships February 23rd - March 1st.
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$ 52.00
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Gardenia jasminoides ‘Buttons’

Common Names: Cape Jasmine, Gandharaj, Gardenia Augusta

Overview: Experience the unparalleled beauty and fragrance of Gardenia jasminoides ‘Buttons.’ This evergreen shrub features a compact growth habit, reaching a manageable height of 3-4 feet, making it a perfect fit for small gardens or containers. Its name, ‘Buttons,’ is derived from its distinctive, button-like, double-blooming flowers, a rarity among Gardenias. These blooms explode with a heavenly scent, filling your garden with an intoxicating jasmine-like fragrance from late spring into the summer. Its glossy, dark green foliage provides a striking contrast to the white flowers, adding elegance to your landscape year-round.


Find your Inner Zen with this Asian Favorite

The Buttons Gardenia, sometimes referred to as Cape Jasmine or Gardenia jasminoides, is a captivating, evergreen shrub famed for its fragrant, creamy-white flowers and glossy green foliage. A native of Asia, it’s a beloved staple in many gardens for its beauty and intoxicating scent.

In addition to its ornamental use, Cape Jasmine has a long history of use in traditional medicine. Its fruit, known as “Zhi Zi,” is often used in traditional Chinese medicine for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Caring for Jasmine Buttons

Cape Jasmine, with its elegant, aromatic flowers and glossy foliage, is a beautiful addition to any garden or home. Although it can be a bit more demanding in its care, the results are truly rewarding. With the right location, proper soil, adequate watering, and a little attention to its special needs, a Cape Jasmine plant will provide an abundance of breathtaking blooms and a delightful scent that few other plants can match.


Cape Jasmine prefers a location with full sun to partial shade. Too much shade can result in fewer flowers, while too much sun can scorch the leaves. It thrives best in USDA hardiness zones 8-11.

Cape Jasmine is sensitive to being moved or transplanted. Any changes in its location, even indoors, can cause bud drop. It is also sensitive to temperature changes, requiring a consistent temperature between 65°F and 70°F during the day and 60°F to 62°F at night.


Gardenias prefer well-drained, rich, and slightly acidic soil with a pH between 5.0 and 6.5. Poorly draining and alkaline soils can lead to chlorosis, where leaves turn yellow while veins remain green. If your soil is not naturally acidic, you can modify it with sulfur, organic compost, or a soil acidifier.


The watering needs of Cape Jasmine vary based on soil type, sunlight, and climate. The general rule of thumb is to keep the soil consistently moist but never waterlogged. In drier climates or seasons, more frequent watering may be necessary.


Fertilizing should be done three times a year – in spring, summer, and early fall. Use a fertilizer designed for acid-loving plants, following the package instructions carefully to avoid over-fertilization.


Pruning helps maintain the plant’s shape and encourages more prolific blooming. The best time to prune a Cape Jasmine is just after the flowers fade, usually in late summer or early fall. Prune back to a leaf node, an outward-facing bud, to encourage branching.

Pest and Disease Control

Gardenias can sometimes attract pests like aphids, mealybugs, and scales. Regularly check the undersides of leaves and treat any infestations with an insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. Common diseases include root rot (usually due to overwatering or poor drainage) and sooty mold (often a result of a pest problem).


Cape Jasmine is most commonly propagated by cuttings. Choose a stem with no flowers, ideally a new growth that’s started to harden. The cutting should be about 5-6 inches long. Remove leaves from the lower half, dip the cut end in rooting hormone, and plant in a well-draining potting mix.


1 review for Buttons Gardenia

  1. bcgaines1 (verified owner)

    The large size I purchased arrived healthy and with flowers. Fragrance is amazing….. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it was smaller than I thought it would be. Please keep in mind that may be my misinterpretation of Plant Vine’s description. Love Plant Vine, wish I had found you years ago!

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