A couple of years ago my son's co-worker gave him a potted patio plant...I think it's a type of gardenia but don't know horticulture among a lot of other things. I do know that it likes full sunlight according to what's left of the "stick-in-the-dirt" label and we face due south so that's good.
I've assumed responsibility for the care and upkeep of this plant. When the temp. gets below freezing I bring it indoors for the winter. My two teen-age sons and I don't keep a real neat home so the chlorophyll and oxygen are good things, and it's the only plant we have.
The plant has been in the house for a few weeks now and sure enough every single leaf is aimed towards the sunlight it is getting. The leaves are like automatically controlled satelite dishes aiming towards the sun.
In the past I would turn the plant around 180 degrees every so often so it wouldn't all grow in one direction....and the plant didn't do too well indoors. Now I'm leaving the plant in the same position all winter because this is the natural need of this plant to survive. The leaves are growing larger and it's still blossoming as of 11/11.
Note to self.......go with the natural flow of life and work with the flow, not against it.