I've a question or two or three about this plant.
Bought a baby Tabernaemontana 9/07...It's 7-8" tall, living in a 4" plastic pot, kept a few feet from a south window, some east, and a few hours of artificial light.
Does anyone know what family it belongs to? I checked on desert-tropicals, they label its common name as Carnation of India, AND Crepe Jasmine.
I was led to believe, when purchased, it was in the Gardenia family, but don't know if this is correct.
It's growing pattern is downright odd..The trunk, a whole 2" V's off..two branches (V-shaped) grow from the truck..One branch, the taller, has 3 and a sprout leaves..the second branch has, what looks like flower buds..can't determine color or scent, if any, since buds are closed. Second branch has about 26 buds..?????
Anyway, is the Tabern in the Gardenia, Jasmine or some other family?
What type of care is needed, and is it slow-growing?
When and what type of fertilizer is needed? Full or bright sun? or less? What about fertilzer? Which kind? Flowering, foliage or something totally different? Oh, and if it lives, how tall will it grow?
I'd appreciate help. I really want this plant to make it..
If anyone here grows, has grown, or simply knows the best way to care for the Tabern, please let me know..Thanks, Toni
P.S. Checked my 2007 plant journal..Common name the nursery used was Butterfly Gardenia...