Q.I Bought A Gardenia A Month Ago. Since I Don’t Have A Good Place Where It Can Receive Sunlight I Have It Under A Light Bulb For P
lant growth. I keep it moist. In the beginning I noticed some leaves turned yellow and brown but lately I noticed that new green l eav es are growing and looking healthy. Which makes me very happy. However, the only bud it had just fell off before blooming. What did I do wrong? What can I do to make for this doesn’t happen again.
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I see multiple issues, here. I notice symptoms of infection, likely from saturated soil. I see signs of spider mites, as well.
Both issues together will be very difficult to correct, and they often lead to a plant's death, fairly quickly.
The give it the best chance, it will be necessary to treat for spider mites, then infection.
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