Gardenia ... drying tips?
Ok, so, I bought a Gardenia bush a few weeks ago, with the idea that I needed something to get me through the winter doldrums. And, it was in bloom for 2 weeks...
I noticed last night, that the last 2 blooms are almost spent - and that the branches that had blooms on them, the leaves are all drying up and curling . .. so, not knowing anything about gardenias... seems I should ask - -
Am I supposed to be cutting back the branches when the flowers 'die'? (as one should with Roses)?
I've watered the plant so it doesn't feel like it should be a water issue - and the branches that had not had flowers seems all healthy. I'm wondering if this is an air circulation issue? I know indoor roses are finicky critters ... but are Gardenias like that too?
I trimmed back thosed dried branches, with the hope that if it was circulation related - or part of a dead-head type process - that I'd get it covered. But, am I going in the right direction treatment wise? or is there a bigger problem developing, that I need to be concerned with?
Advice greatly appreciated. And thanks offered in advance.