Gardenia Plants
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Zone 2530 | Anonymous added on March 14, 2017 | Answered

We have lots of little white mounds on the stem of our gardenias. Is this a mealybug infestation? They are very sticky. Leaves are healthy (at the moment). Can you please help me with a solution? Sorry unable to send photo. Not tech savvy.

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on March 14, 2017

    Mealybug are the likely culprit. They are very common on Gardenia plants.
    Neem Oil is a good treatment for these insects.
    Here are some links with more information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/gardenia-pests.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/common-gardenia-diseases.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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