Q.I need help to identify a bug problem with my gardenia plant.
I have two gardenia plants that are currently inside for the winter. I have noticed recently that they are getting “gritty” spots and what looks like spider webs around the new leaf stems. What is this, and what do I need to do to protect the plants?
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Your gardenia may be affected by mealy bugs or spider mites, common pests of these plants. Treating with neem oil will help. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mealybugs-white-residue-on-plants-leaves.htm