Hibiscus Plants

Bugs, Flies and Mites

Anonymous added on September 27, 2011 | Answered

I have recently bought 2 small hibiscus plants the one plant seems to have white bugs around the buds and leaves. The other has some little worms on some of the leaves. What to do?

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Answered on September 28, 2011

The white insects that you mention could be whiteflies. As for the worms, are they green? If so, they can usually be picked off or treated with products containing Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), which is a natural pest control targeted at caterpillars and worm-like insects. Here is an article that you may find helpful as well: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/whitefly-control.htm

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