Does my gardenia need to be trimmed?
My gardenia plant - grown indoors in a pot - has gotten very “leggy”. Leaves are rich dark green and in 3 years has had one flower. Question: should I repot it with new soil, and trim back the longerst branches?
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Yes, you do need to prune your gardenia, but it should be done at the end of flowering but before new buds are set. Here are some articles that detail the needs of gardenias and should help to get yours to bloom.