Gardenia Plants
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Gardenia plants

Zone 33578 | Anonymous added on February 6, 2017 | Answered

My gardenia is losing its leaves that are turning dark and falling off. Looks like cobwebs with little brown spots in them.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on February 7, 2017

It sounds like a combination of pests, Aphids or Mealybug and Sooty Mold.
Neem Oil should be used to treat the plant.

Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/gardenia-pests.htm

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