Gardenia Plants
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Gardenia

Anonymous added on May 1, 2014 | Answered

My Mother received a Gardenia (Augusta) as a gift. I noticed the leaves seem to be covered with what looks like a spider web, yet sticky. I don't see bugs.

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Nikki
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Answered on May 1, 2014

This is likely from spider mites, which not only leave behind webbing as evidence of their presence but also honeydew (the sticky substance). Treating the plant with neem oil will help. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-mite-treatment.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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