Container Hibiscus Plants
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Twisted Hibiscus w/beautiful yellow flowers

Zone 4/5 | olivia2 added on May 22, 2012 | Answered

I received a Twisted Hibiscus w/beautiful yellow flowers but in less than two weeks, something I cannot see is eating the leaves, while other leaves are turning yellow and dry. Pot is on north side of house, good sun part of day, filtered rest. Suggestions?

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Nikki
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Answered on May 23, 2012

If something is eating the foliage of your hibiscus, I like neem oil as an insecticide. It is safe for people, pets and beneficial bugs but very effective on harmful pests. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

As for the leaf yellowing and drying, there are several reasons for yellowing leaves on hibiscus, including pests. This article should help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm

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