How can I rid my Gardena plant of webbing and bugs on the plant?
I have a gardenia plant that I purchased a month ago . I noticed it has light webbing on some of the leaves with a very small yellow type of dusting which I assume are some type of bugs or bug eggs. They did not appear until last week, I am looking for suggestions on how to rid the plant of this insect. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You, Margi Fagan
Webbing on the leaves is likely an indication of spider mites. Spraying with horticultural oil should take care of them, although you may need to spray a couple of times to catch eggs that hatch out after you spray. Sometimes, even a forceful spray of water (enough to blast them off the plant) is sufficient to reduce their numbers.
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