Q.White sticky webbing around base of buds – Gardenia
We have a consistent problem with our gardenias in the house in winter. We get a white sticky webbing around base of buds. We have been told it is white fly and sprayed it with Sevin. It does not really work. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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This is more likely due to spider mites rather than white fly and can be treated with neem oil. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-mite-treatment.htm