I have 7 tiny gardenia plants that were started from cuttings taken from newer growth on a well developed gardenia ( trained into tree form aprox 6 ft tall) from a friend at the end of summer last year.
One of the plants has actually produced a tiny bud - and I don't know if it's best to let it just do it's own thing ( grow and flower ), or to snip off the bud and see if the plant will grow perhaps taller / wider / fuller, and grow more leaves & branches before it trys to produce buds & flower. The plant in question has 1 leaf ( there used to be a set of two - but one dropped off ), then a set of three leaves, then the bud ( with it's two teeny tiny leaves on either side ), and is aprox 3 inches tall from the base of the plant where it meets the soil until the top of the bud.
Should I leave the bud ?
Or should I snip it off....and let the plant grow larger.