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Q.hibiscus plant in a container outdoors

Zone 7 | judomi added on June 21, 2012 | Answered

I have a perennial hibiscus plant that I grew from seed in a container outdoors in my garden. The plant is growing well. However, something is eating some of the leaves. What type of spray can I use to prevent this from happening?

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Answered on June 22, 2012

It is possible that it is slugs. They will climb up the plants at night to eat the first foliage they come across. You may want to try Diatomaceous Earth around the base of the plant. It will kill any bugs or slugs that crawl across it. This article will also help with slug control:

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