Gardenia Plants
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Black Gardenias

Anonymous added on August 23, 2012 | Answered

I live in the MS Delta where it is very hot and humid and my gardenias are turning black. How do I salvage them?

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Nikki
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Answered on August 24, 2012

This is sooty mold. It happens when the plant gets a pest infestation. I would recommend using neem oil, as this will get rid of the sooty mold fungus and kill the pests. Here is some articles that will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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