Gardenia Plants
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Anonymous added on June 14, 2015 | Answered

I have a gardenia plant and noticed I have small round green bugs on the leaves and stems. Also, there is a sticky, almost like a sap like, substance on the leaves. Can you advise me as what to do? I had it inside the house as a potted plant, but put it outside because of the bugs. Thank you.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 15, 2015

It sounds like you have an aphid problem. The sticky substance is produced by them and will stop once the pest issue is addressed. I personally like to use neem oil on these pests. These articles can help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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