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When do I prune a newly rooted gardenia (house plant)?

Zone Mississauga, Ontario Canada | Anonymous added on January 30, 2020 | Answered

I started a gardenia house plant from a cutting and it is healthy and growing nicely. When do I cut it back so it will 'bush out'? You'll notice on the photo there are two new leaves coming out from a leaf joint half way down the main branch.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on January 31, 2020

I would wait a little longer. It looks very young yet and pruning could open it up to disease. Here is more:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/when-to-prune-a-gardenia.htm

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