Gardenia Plants
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Gardenia buds become yellow or rotten

lolita added on May 22, 2012 | Answered

Some of my gardenia buds start to become yellow from below as if they are rotten. They could be easily removed afterwards. What could be the reason for that? Other buds are doing well though.

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Heather
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Answered on May 26, 2012

It may be thrips. They can attack the base of flower buds, causing them to rot and fall off before they open. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm

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lolita
Answered on May 27, 2012

no it isnt thrips i checked my plant is healthy and not all buds or flowers get this fate, some of them r flowering normally just some of them die when they r small they become yellow from the base then black and dry.

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