Sticky Residue On Gardenia - Knowledgebase Question

Chicago, IL
Avatar for laronacoope
Question by laronacoope
June 1, 1998
How do I prevent the sticky residue which forms on the leaves of my bonsai gardenia plant?

Answer from NGA
June 1, 1998
You should probably check to see whether there's a colony of aphids or scales living on the gardenia. Usually these sucking insects leave behind a sticky residue. Wash the plant off, using plain water, and carefully inspect the undersides of leaves and all of the stems. If you find scales, remove them with a dampened cotton swab. Removing the insects should remove the problem.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Visual_Botanics and is called "Hidden Bird Bath"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.