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leaves on gardenias chewed in circles

Anonymous added on September 9, 2015 | Answered

The leaves on my young gardenia plants are being chewed from edge into a circle. What is doing this, and how do I stop it?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on September 12, 2015

If the plant is outdoors, then it could be snails or, more likely, slugs. Both come out to feed at night. Here is more information that should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/organic-snail-control-how-to-control-garden-snails.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm

Most other types of pests can be treated with neem oil. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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