Container Hibiscus Plants

Do Hibiscus Blooms Have to Be Sprayed for Any Pests?


Kellyflower added on April 18, 2015 | Answered

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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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 19, 2015

This is gall possibly caused by Hibiscus erineum mites, which can be treated with a miticide.

For more information on erineum mites:
https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/UHMG/FAQ/faq-erineum-mite.asp

For information on how to apply miticides:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/using-miticide-on-plants.htm

For information on gall:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/treating-leaf-gall-on-plants.htm

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