What to do with my tiny Gardenia that keeps flowering (but not growing)
msqingxiao Posts: 462
Hi all, this tiny Gardenia jasminoides Kleims Hardy arrived in mid-June and I've been keeping it at a shady area in its original pot (haven't seen roots growing out from the bottom of the pot yet). Don't think it has grown much in size but recently it started producing flowers. The flowers smell really nice, but I wonder if I should nip the buds (more forming) so that the plant can direct more energy into growing bigger?
Even if that is not the case, a move to a slightly larger pot (wider and deeper) with some John Innes could do no harm and might stimulate that new growth. Hardy or not, it is going to be a bit small to face a winter without it. You might want to consider a degree of protection for this year.