Gardenia Plants
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Gardenia

Zone Houston | traiana added on July 12, 2015 | Answered

I have a gardenia plant in my balcony. Just started to bloom the second time this summer when I noticed the bud tips are nibbled by some bird or bug. Could you please advise and help me save my plant? Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 13, 2015

I'm not sure if your dealing with insects or birds, but this time of year insects are the most likely culprits.
Neem Oil is a good treatment.
Here are a few links for you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/gardenia-pests.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/controlling-birds-in-gardens.htm

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