Gardenia Plants
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Black Stuff on Leaves

Anonymous added on April 30, 2014 | Answered

I have black stuff on the leaves of the gardenia bush. What is it please and how do I get rid of it? Thanks

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Nikki
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Answered on May 1, 2014

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/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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