February 2, 2011
I bought a little gardenia plant few months back and potted it.
somedays back i noticed 6-7 buds which made me very happy but today morning when i checked the first one was fallen and it was turned yellow.
what could be the reasons ? i water my plants daily , last two days it was raining in Chennai can that be a reason,
March 10, 2011
To be honest I would think of it as natural , weaker buds drop off so that the others can become bigger, my gardenia has been growing for 3 years (it is not potted though) and every year there are always some buds which drop off.
As long as you dont see any ants/pests around, I would not worry too much. I get about 5-6 flowers in a year and I am happy, since it is absolutely zero maintenance - i dont even bother to water it.