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Randia sp., Gardenia Star of Africa

Randia sp.

Gardenia Star of Africa
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

It is a showy and attractive landscape plant and will attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators.

For optimal growth, water Randia sp. regularly and feed with a balanced fertilizer in spring. Prune the plant after flowering, to keep a neat shape. In colder regions, where it is not winter hardy, it can be grown in a container and brought inside for the cold months. When grown in a pot, choose a potting mix best suited for acid loving plants, such as azaleas, camellias and gardenias. Give it plenty of sun and shade during the hottest hours of the day. Water regularly, but avoid overwatering. Apply a slow release fertilizer early in the season and provide frequent water-soluble fertilizers during the growing season. It can be grown in USDA Zone 9-11. The plant can tolerate temperatures down to the lower-30s F for a short time, but usually shows damage at those temperatures.


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Randia sp., Gardenia Star of Africa
Randia sp., Gardenia Star of Africa
Randia sp., Gardenia Star of Africa
Randia sp., Gardenia Star of Africa


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