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How do you get rid of aphids on water lilies?
In order to treat aphids chemically on easily accessible water lilies, place the lilies in a tub of water, and spray them with a ready-to-use, 1 1/2-percent insecticidal soap solution. If necessary, choose a brand labeled safe for fish. Insecticidal soap suffocates aphids on contact.
How do I get rid of water lily beetles?
Waterlily Beetle Kill these eggs by drowning the plant leaves for a few days under the water. Or spray a dilute mixture of washing up liquid over the infected leaves. (10ml washing up liquid in 250ml water). Apparently a mix of cooking oil in water will do the same job.
Do Gardenias like full sun?
Light: Gardenias can handle full sun, but need protection from baking midday or afternoon sun in higher growing zones. North and east-facing exposures are ideal because they will receive bright morning light and some midday light, but won't be in full sun all day or during the absolute heat of the day.
Why are my gardenia leaves turning yellow and falling off?
Naturally, some older leaves on gardenias may become yellow and drop off, particularly at the beginning of spring when the new leaves are on their way. This is normal so no need to start worrying. But if many older leaves are yellowing, your gardenia may be dying from root rot due to overwatering or poor soil drainage.
How often should gardenias be watered?
Gardenias need at least an inch of water a week, whether from rainfall or a hose. Apply mulch to a depth of two to four inches to help keep moisture in the soil and control water-hogging weeds. Don't let the plants become completely dry before you water, and water regularly.
Is coffee grounds good for gardenias?
In addition to amending the soil with compost or aged manure, these acid-loving plants will appreciate coffee grounds, tea bags, wood ashes or Epsom salts mixed into the soil as well. Since they are rich in nitrogen, magnesium, and potassium, coffee grounds are oftentimes a more favorable homemade gardenia fertilizer.
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