Hibiscus Plants
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My hibiscus is being eaten by something

schloe1 added on July 13, 2012 | Answered

All the leaves have holes in them. A friend told me to put some water in a spray bottle and add some dish liquid and spray the leaves. I've been doing this for a couple weeks and the flowers still have not bloomed.

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Nikki
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Answered on July 14, 2012

Are the holes making the leaves look similar to Swiss cheese? If so, this could be attributed to spider mites. Damage like this can also be attributed to slugs/snails or Japanese beetles. Neem oil may help. These articles will also provide some suggestions:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-mite-treatment.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/facts-about-slugs-and-how-to-kill-garden-slugs.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/organic-snail-control-how-to-control-garden-snails.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/japanese-beetles.htm

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