Gardenia Plants
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Why do gardenia buds turn brown and drop off before they open

billsteiber added on May 14, 2012 | Answered

Outside in a container in Ft Worth, TX area.

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Nikki
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Answered on May 15, 2012

Do the buds look or feel crusty? It is possible that your plant has thrips. They are hard to see and cause damage to the buds, making it difficult for them to open. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm

This article will help if you feel it is not thrips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/gardenia/gardenia-flowers-gardenia-buds-falling-off-plant.htm

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