Help my jasmine pleeeaaassseee
I've only ever had one jasmine and its slow, mottled death traumatized me for years BUT recently, because it looked so healthy and full of buds and full of promise, and because spring is coming, I finally gave in and bought another.
For three weeks, it has been happy. It is in a SW facing window and gets bright, indirect light. I set in on a bowl of stones in water to increase humidity. Once it began flowering, I did not let the soil dry out, watering every day or every other day. A few leaves turned dark and crispy towards the bottom, and some developed yellow spots and I removed these immediately. In other words, I have been very attentive.
And yet, in the last four or five days, the gardenia has begun to deteriorate. The flowers have dried out seemingly overnight and though it still has plenty of buds, they are not opening anymore and the flowers aren't even fragrant. I admit that I forgot to water it for two days . . . maybe it is a quick reaction to this?
What have I done wrong?
More importantly, how can I nurse it back to health?
Any advice, any experience will be extremely helpful!