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Sprayed My Gardenia Plant for Bugs

Zone 5 | kymbaleu added on April 22, 2012 | Answered

The leaves become brittle and light green. They want to fall off. Will it come back to life again? The branches are empty; however, it seems like new ones are coming in. I use a humidifier. Should I place the plant in the south window where it gets hot in the afternoon or eastern where it gets morning light?

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Heather
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Answered on April 29, 2012

First, you need to determine if the plant is alive. If it is alive (and it sounds as though it is), it has a chance to recover. This article will help you with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm

I would place it where it will get more light. Also treat it with a fungicide as a fungus could also cause defoliation.

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