I've always liked gardenias, but I'm currently cursed with west-only window
I'm trying to get my gardenia to bloom. I've got some supplemental lights, and
the jury is out as to whether the buds will pop. (I bought it with buds, don't
know if they'd set, much less pop, otherwise).
The supplemental light is on 12 hours a day corresponding with the natural
daylight hours. I don't go into wattage details since I'm looking for what will
work, as opposed to what I may already have. The plans are close to the window,
and when it isn't cloudy, they get a couple of hours of weak but relatively
Does anybody have experience with this? I'm sort of under the impression that
it's impossible to make these plants bloom without strong direct sunlight.
Anybody managed to do it otherwise? I've also got a Calamondin orange next to
it, and it probably wants the same amount of light. (This is New England, so
sunlight is lame to begin with, though I had great luck with these plants in
south windows in the past).
I was looking for higher-end lighting at Home Depot. They seem to have high
pressure sodium and other bulbs, but I couldn't find any fixtures for them.
Before I even bother looking for more, I wanted advice (and locations of where
to get good lights if you know of them).