someone hated me and gave me 2 gardenia veitchii cuttings
Yes, it's true. Someone obviously wished me ill and I'm the proud(?) owner of two small cuttings of Gardenia jasminoides veitchii. Actually, it was part of a garden therapy program at a rehab facility I was in after surgery last summer.
Since last July when we rooted the two cuttings in potting mix, it has been living an uneventful life. I was just watering, not feeding it all until about 6 weeks ago. Miracle Gro was the drug of choice, as I didn't know about acid/alkaline until I started websurfing the subject. I fed al my houseplants at half-strength every 2 weeks.
The Gardenia started growing apace, lots of new leaves, lots of new nodes bulging. One thing I noticed, all the new growth was a light green with dark green veins. Is this bad? I read some more and treated it once with epsom salts. Still light green.
Now I'm thinking to add Miracid, as it was originally planted in a pot with regular humus mix, a little perlite and some peat moss.
I'm loath to repot it as it's just two small stems growing in a 4" pot... doesn't seem to be unhappy there.
Question is, is the light green/dark green vein growth a sign of high pH or is it going to give up the ghost on me?
Here is a link that might be useful: gardenia photo 1