Hibiscus Plants

Hibiscus Plants Attacked by Ants


anji added on June 18, 2012 | Answered

I have one hibiscus plant, which is attacked by ants and some insects. It loses all its leaves, but now some green parts are coming. Now I lwould ike to know what kind of natural thing I can use to kill these ants and insects so my plant can survive.


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Nikki
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Answered on June 18, 2012

The ants themselves are not a problem, but they are likely on the plant because of aphids, which can hurt the plant. The ants are attracted to honeydew, the sweet sticky substance that aphids and other sap-sucking pests leave behind. I would try treating the plant with neem oil, which is effective for handling these pests. Here is more information that should help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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