Asked on Jun 18, 2019

How do I care for my dried out potted gardenia?



While on vacation my potted gardenia dried out. I removed dead leaves, green leaves still on tip of branches. New growth is starting to appear on the stems. Should I prune a few inches off the ends or leave it alone so as not stress the plant more?

4 answers
  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jun 18, 2019

    if the tips are dead(break off easily with finger tip)cut them off,water accordingly and give it some water soluble mirace grow fertilizer for one of the regular waterings. you owe it some extra love after the abandonment but not too much especially watering.

  • Pat
    on Jun 18, 2019

    Leave it.... you can always prune it later..don't want to shock it further.

  • Joy30150932
    on Jun 19, 2019

    Try pinching it back a little as this will give it a chance to rejuvenate.

  • Judi1
    on Jun 24, 2019

    If the branches bend they are not quite dead. You can cut off the dead pieces but I would not feed it until it is healthy again.

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