For two years in a row, my Red Hibiscus has blossomed beautifully but mid-way the leaves begin to be eaten by something which makes them look like lace. No other nearby plants are affected this way. What is causing this and how can I prevent it? The plant is directly in the ground and is in a mostly sunny bed.
Hibiscus Leaves Like Lace After Bloom
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Lace-like leaves are typically either slugs or Japanese beetles. Here is more information on both: