Gardenia Plants

Indoor Gardenia Pests


donpower added on November 13, 2016 | Answered

My indoor gardenia is 7 years old. It has had many blooms over the years but this year for the last 4 months tiny black spots have appeared on the unbloomed blooms causing some to fall off! Someone told me to spray with soapy water. It didn't work, but the leaves were shiny! The leaves are fine just the unbloomed blooms! Please help!


Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
ANSWERS
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on November 15, 2016

Gardenia plants can be finicky! The spots and bud drop could be from Mites; but it also can be environmental issues or watering problems. I would treat the plant with Neem Oil.

Neem Oil is safe for people and pets.
The links below have more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/brown-spots-gardenia-buds.htm
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/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/growing-gardenias-indoors.htm

Was this answer useful?
00
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Gardenia Plants

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.