Gerbera Daisy Plants
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Gerber Daisy

Zone South Fork, CO zone 5 | rebounds added on May 11, 2017 | Answered

I have had this daisy for many years. 3 years ago I discovered small green bugs on the underside of the leaves and on all the blooms. I did some research and bought some neem oil which I applied to the infected area, later that summer I planted it outside. When I brought it in I planted it in fresh soil, at that time there was no bugs. The following year by spring time the bugs reappeared even watering it with the neem oil solution. I planted it again outside diving the plant. This year there is still the little green bugs. What can I do besides just throwing it away. Thanks, Rebecca Bounds

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 15, 2017

Aphids, Leafminers, Mites, Whiteflies and Thrips are commonly found on Gerbera Daisy.
Beneficial insects can help with problem pests. Neem Oil is a good treatment and you can use throughout the growing season to control pests.

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

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