Gardenia Plants

Gardenias Not Doing Well

circuspeanut202 added on April 14, 2015 | Answered

I have 3 large Gardenias that are 15 plus years old growing in pots. I have already lost one. The stem broke off at ground level and the roots were almost like wood pulp. Can you tell me what this could be?

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Answered on April 14, 2015

Your gardenias may be suffering from root rot, possibly caused by over-watering. For more information on root rot, please visit the following link:

I am going to recommend that you carefully examine the root systems of your other two gardenias as a precaution and treat them for root rot (if you discover it) using the information in the above article.

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