I got a lovely Gardenia Bonsai as a birthday gift from my Mother in law. It was doing fine until a few days go when we noticed a change that occurred within the last 1 month:
A little background on the conditions the bonsai has been put through:
From Aug 2011 to about mid December 2011 the bonsai was kept outdoors in a mid to upper 40* F temperature...then the plant was taken to my husbands workplace where it was kept in a roughly 68-70* F temperature (his colleague helped to take care of it, while we went on 2 week vacation). During this period when the bonsai was kept indoors, it started budding and new leaves were observed growing at the tips.
After the 2 week period, we brought the bonsai back home and thats when the problems started. We kept it near a glass patio door with minimum sunlight exposure for 1 week. Note: Leaves and the overall condition of the bonsai looked fine at this point and there was no problem, temperature at 60-68* F...
After that, we placed the bonsai outside in order for the bonsai to receive proper sunlight (temperature around 10-20* F) and just 4 days later, we found the plant in a 'dying' condition where most leaves have turned brown, remaining green leaves have brown spots, and the buds which had new growth are now completely dark brown to black.
We are urgently seeking some opinion on what is happening to our bonsai and what can we do to get it out of its current (not so pleasant) situation...
Here are the pictures of the condition described above:
*Since we are clueless on whats happening, the Bonsai has been taken back to my husbands workplace since the Bonsai was thriving best in those conditions...
Thank you very very much in advance![/url]