Rosemary, need help rooting gardenias . . .
I bought a variegated gardenia late last summer at Green Thumb. It has survived the winter very well, but I'm afraid that if I leave it in the pot (3 gallon) it will die. I need to get it in the ground, but I'm afraid I am going to kill it. The one that I bought from you has yellow leaves right now and I'm afraid it may die.
Anyway, I want to root the variegated one so that if I do kill my 'mother' plant, I will still have some. Can I take cuttings now? How big does the cutting need to be? Assuming that I actually get the cutting to root in water, when should I put it in a pot with potting soil?
My plant from you has some new leaves, but they are a chartruse yellow. I've added liquid soil acidifier and liquid iron and sulfur pellets. My pH is very high, so I think that is the problem. My soil also doesn't drain very well, so that probably doesn't help either. Hence my concern for my other plant.
Hope everything goes your way tomorrow!