Do hibiscus blooms have to be sprayed for any pests?
I have a potted braided hibiscus in my lanai. I recently noticed, while watering, the buds and the flowers had something on them. Are these little bugs? I'm enclosing a picture. If so, what do you suggest spraying it with?
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This is gall possibly caused by Hibiscus erineum mites, which can be treated with a miticide.
For more information on erineum mites:
For information on how to apply miticides:
For information on gall: