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Smooty Mold on Gardenia Leaves

Anonymous added on May 21, 2011 | Answered

I have an outdoor gardenia, which is doing great, but it gets smooty mold on its leaves. I spray it with a soapy mixure and water. It dries up the mold and it blows off; but what I was wondering is if there is anything I can spray it with to prevent this stuff from gathering on the plant to start with?

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Nikki
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Answered on May 23, 2011

I like neem oil. It is effective for both fungi, like sooty mold, and common pests, so you get a two fold benefit. This article will explain more:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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