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If there is any viable shoots can I suggest you take some cuttings, pot them up, so if this one dies (it's looking likely I'm afraid) you will eventually have your gardenia back.


With that level of root hair damage, your chances of life for the Gardenia (a plant rather root sensitive) are rather slim. You probably won't be able to salvage this one. You could try potting it up in a moist acidic mix (not a potting soil) and keeping it damp in a cool to warmish humid area, in low light. And don't fertilize. There's a chance it can come ...

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