The Q&A Archives: Pests Eating My Gardenia Leaves

Question: I found a leaf on my Gardenia Bush, that was kind of

Answer: Paula,

The cocoon outside the folded leaf is most likely from a caterpillar that could have been feeding on the leaves of your plant. At this point spraying would not be helpful but you might watch the plants at note if additional damage seems to be occurring. I suggest you check the plants over periodically to see whether or not you can find insects eating on the leaves. If you don't see any insects but are still seeing damage you might try going out at night flashlight because some pests are nocturnal.

Fire ants are not what is eating your plants. They don't do that.

Thanks for the question. Please stop in again soon!

« Click to go to the homepage

» Ask a question of your own

Q&A Library Searching Tips

  • When singular and plural spellings differ, as in peony and peonies, try both.
  • Search terms are not case sensitive.

Today's site banner is by plantmanager and is called "Captivating Caladiums"