Gardenia Plants
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Gardenia Plant Pests?

Anonymous added on December 26, 2010 | Answered

My gardenia plant has a white, powdery substance around the buds, which are not blooming and subsequently dropping off. Leaves are green and shiny and new leaves are appearing. Some leaves have holes in them. What to do?

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Heather
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Answered on December 26, 2010

The plant sounds like it may have a bit of powdery mildew and possibly flea beetles. Here is information both these things:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/what-are-flea-beetles.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm

We recommend treating the plant with neem oil. It is safe for humans and pets and treats both problems your gardenia possibly has. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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