Container Hibiscus Plants

Hibiscus Indoor Bugs

Anonymous added on December 3, 2014 | Answered

I have a hibiscus tree that I brought indoors a month ago and now it has little black bugs. I sprayed it with 1/2 rubbing alcohol and 1/2 water. Did I do this right or just kill my tree?

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Answered on December 4, 2014

Sounds like your hibiscus is affected by aphids. Try treating the plant with neem oil, which is not only effective in eradicating these pests but safe as well. Here is an article that you may find helpful:

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