Container Hibiscus Plants

Soapy Water for Hibiscus Leaves?

Bobbiekay added on April 20, 2011 | Answered

I found what looked like dark brown on my new buds on my Hibiscus plant and when I rubbed it, it mashed like a bug/wet powder. I also saw very tiny white looking dots that were not part of the leaves. I could move them to the side. What type of soapy water should I use on them and is this the best cure?

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Answered on April 21, 2011

I would suggest using neem oil on the plant. It is effective for treating numerous pests, especially those that commonly attack hibiscus--like aphids, scale, whiteflies, mites, and thrips. Here is more info:

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