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California, zone 9
xXHappyCamperXx
Jun 21, 2017 2:31 PM CST
I have recently purchased and planted a night blooming jasmine plant (Cestrum nocturnum) and I the plant looks like has some kind of problem. When I bought the plant it looked already ill and I would like to know what the problem is and wether or not this is something new or old. Please let me know how I can help this plant. I have added some pictures for clarity. Thank you in advance.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jun 21, 2017 2:50 PM CST
I'm not sure what insect is damaging your Night Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) but it may be some sort of leaf roller caterpillar type insect. To me, the black stuff looks like excrement from a caterpillar.

I have a Cestrum nocturnum growing in my backyard here in Florida and earlier this year something ate every single bud and flower from the big shrub but I never found out what the culprit was.
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California, zone 9
xXHappyCamperXx
Jun 21, 2017 4:05 PM CST
plantladylin said:I'm not sure what insect is damaging your Night Blooming Jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) but it may be some sort of leaf roller caterpillar type insect. To me, the black stuff looks like excrement from a caterpillar.

I have a Cestrum nocturnum growing in my backyard here in Florida and earlier this year something ate every single bud and flower from the big shrub but I never found out what the culprit was.


Thank you for your reply. Based on my research on the net, I agree with you that the culprit may be caterpillar and/or snails. I am gonna keep a look out at night and see if I can catch the perpetrator. Crossing Fingers!
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Jun 21, 2017 4:47 PM CST
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