Gardenia Plants

Bugs in Gardenia Blossom


Anonymous added on June 23, 2015 | Answered

My gardenia blossoms have black weevils deep in the blossom. I have to dunk blossoms in water for a time until bugs drown but the blossom is not full and has a dark look.


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 23, 2015

They are actually several bugs tha can affect these plants, though I am leaning towards thrips as they are only on the blossom. All are susceptible to an organic insecticide called neem oil. These articles will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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