Hibiscus Plants
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Brown Scale Insects on my Hibiscus

Zone Cheshire UK | bluebell44 added on June 29, 2015 | Answered

My lovely large Hibiscus started to produce leaves but they stopped growing and turned yellowish. I gave it plenty of feed and water but it did not improve. I did not notice anything on it until I went to look at it with my reading glasses on and then I noticed that it had a large amount of small scaly brownish oval objects on it in varying sizes. Inside them are lots of creamy white powder stuff which may be minute eggs. I have sprayed it with many things and spent hours pulling them off but a few still keep appearing. I have also watered an insecticide for scale insects into the ground. I cannot seem to find the solution to this problem so can you help please? Moving the bush is not an option, as I have nowhere else to put it and it has been planted for so long that I don't think that it would survive a move. Please see photo of some of the bugs that I pulled off. Thank you for your help Norma

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 29, 2015

Neem Oil is a good treatment for your scale issue.

Here is a couple of great links to get your plant back to health.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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