Tahitian Gardenia

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    16 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

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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 taitensis

Common Names: Tiaré Flower, Tahitian Gardenia

Overview: Tahitian Gardenia, also known as Gardenia taitensis or Tiare Flower, is a stunning tropical plant renowned for its fragrant, star-shaped flowers. These intensely aromatic blossoms radiate a scent that’s sweet and exotic, making them a popular ingredient in perfumes and oils. The glossy, dark green leaves provide a vibrant contrast to the luminous white flowers, adding to its visual appeal. The Tahitian Gardenia is more than just a feast for the senses; it’s also considered a symbol of love, unity, and grace in Polynesian culture. This plant flourishes in well-drained soil and warm climates, offering vibrant, year-round blooms.

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Beautiful Flowers with a Tropic Fragrance

The Tahitian Gardenia, also known as Gardenia taitensis or Tiare Flower, is a beautiful evergreen shrub cherished for its enchanting blooms and captivating fragrance. Cultivating this tropical beauty may seem like a daunting task, but with the right knowledge and care, it can thrive and flourish in your garden or home, becoming a focal point with its large, creamy white flowers and glossy, deep green foliage.

Caring for your Tahitian Gardenia

Growing a Tahitian Gardenia requires some effort and attention to detail, but the reward of fragrant, stunning blossoms makes it well worth it. With the right balance of sunlight, watering, feeding, and care, your Tahitian Gardenia can thrive and add a touch of tropical elegance to your surroundings. Its alluring fragrance and lush green foliage will transform your space into an island paradise.


The Tahitian Gardenia thrives best in full sun to partial shade. While it appreciates a good amount of sunlight, too much direct sunlight can scorch its leaves and damage the plant. Therefore, if you are growing it indoors, place it near a window that receives bright, but indirect light. If it’s outdoors, find a spot where it can get morning sun but is sheltered from the harsh afternoon light. The plant also appreciates some shade, so a location with dappled light throughout the day would also work well.


Like many tropical plants, Tahitian Gardenias require well-draining soil. They prefer a slightly acidic to neutral pH range, between 6.0 and 7.0. To ensure good drainage, you may want to consider a soil mixture of loam and sand, or you can use a commercial potting mix formulated for acid-loving plants. If you are planting it in the garden, make sure the area does not tend to collect standing water.


Proper watering is crucial to the health of your Tahitian Gardenia. The plant likes consistently moist soil but cannot tolerate waterlogging. Overwatering can lead to root rot, a serious condition that can kill the plant. As a general rule, wait until the top inch of soil is dry before watering again. If the plant is indoors, you may need to water more frequently due to faster evaporation.

Humidity is another important aspect of Tahitian Gardenia care. These plants thrive in high humidity. In drier climates or during winter, when indoor air tends to be dry, consider using a humidifier or place the pot on a tray filled with pebbles and water to increase humidity levels. However, make sure the bottom of the pot isn’t in contact with the water, as this could lead to root rot.


Feed your Tahitian Gardenia regularly during the growing season (spring and summer) to promote lush growth and abundant flowering. Use a fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants, following the package instructions. As with any plant, over-fertilization can be harmful, leading to fertilizer burn or excessive growth at the expense of flowering. It’s better to under-fertilize than over-fertilize. During the dormant season (fall and winter), reduce feeding or stop altogether.


Pruning your Tahitian Gardenia helps to maintain a neat appearance and encourage bushier growth. It also allows you to control the size of the plant, particularly if you’re growing it indoors. Pruning is best done in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. However, be careful not to over-prune, as this can reduce flowering.

Pest and Disease Control

Tahitian Gardenias, like any other plants, can be susceptible to pests and diseases. Common pests include aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites. Regularly inspect your plant for signs of these pests and treat any infestations early with insecticidal soap or a suitable pesticide.

As for diseases, Tahitian Gardenias can be affected by root rot if they’re overwatered or if the soil doesn’t drain well. They can also suffer from leaf spot or sooty mold if the foliage remains wet for prolonged periods or if the plant is kept in poor ventilation. To prevent these issues, ensure the plant is in well-draining soil, avoid overwatering, and maintain good air circulation around the plant.


Propagation of Tahitian Gardenia is commonly done through stem cuttings. Select a healthy, disease-free branch, ideally with several nodes, and cut a section about 4-6 inches long. Remove the lower leaves, dip the cut end in rooting hormone, and plant it in a pot with well-draining soil. Keep the soil moist and place the cutting in a bright, warm location until it roots.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Mature Height

3 ft – 10 ft


2 ft – 6 ft

18 reviews for Tahitian Gardenia

  1. Chantal MF (verified owner)

    We received our super beautiful tiare yesterday… so pleased ! on time as planned and perfectly packed. It looks even better than on the picture we received before shipping and we see promising buds. Thank you for your professionalism and perfect guidance.

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in excellent condition and as described. Great pricing and fast shipping! Thanks again!

  3. Cheryl (verified owner)

    Arrived in perfect condition, well packed!

  4. michelle c. (verified owner)

    Very nice plant, arrived in heathy condition and bigger than expected. I received a double flower whereas I would have preferred the single flower as shown.

  5. Cynthia B. (verified owner)

  6. Jan Roberts (verified owner)

    My plant arrived looking beautifully healthy and already bloomed 6 days later! I was hesitant about spending so much to purchase/ship a plant from a company I wasn’t familiar with, but this was worth every penny!

  7. Thomas J Cocozza (verified owner)

    The Gardenia came in outstanding condition.

  8. Sergio Herrero (verified owner)

    Excellent service and customer service very pleased.

  9. Tysha Fisher (verified owner)

    Bloomed a day after I got it! Beautiful!

  10. Lynsie Walker (verified owner)

    Arrived in excellent condition, healthy and beautiful! Can’t wait until it produces some flowers to enjoy!

  11. John E. (verified owner)

    The plant sent is a double, not a single as the picture shows. Still waiting on the DNA tests as mine only flowered yesterday.

  12. Christina (verified owner)

  13. Ashley B. (verified owner)

    Can’t wait for her to start blooming 💚 She arrived quickly and safely. I will definitely purchase from PlantVine again.

  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

  15. Darlene B. (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant!

  16. Gloria Kempner

    Can gardenia be grown indoors in Texas year round?

  17. Robin (verified owner)

    Excellent Plants.

  18. Talaat Aggour (verified owner)

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Why others chose the Tahitian Gardenia

The smell is intoxicating, the petals are very thick waxy, and the green foliage is more tropical than an average gardenia.

rare everblooming plant with heavenly smell

We really liked these plants when visiting Tahiti. The fragrance of them is amazing.

For the large leathery leaves that have prominent veins to add to its tropical look