Garden Pest Control
Q.

Spider mites or other problem

Zone Singapore | Dbly8 added on May 23, 2016 | Answered

I would like to find out what is the cause of tiny yellow spots found on a few of the green leaves on my hibiscus plant. I tried spraying with an insecticide (white oil) because I suspect it's spider mites but the leaves still continue to turn green with yellow tiny spots again. What might the problem be? Is it spider mites, overfertilizing, overwatering or other problem? Thanks.

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 25, 2016

There are several pests that like to hang out on Hibiscus; Aphids, Scale, Mites, Mealybug and Whitefly.

These pests can cause yellowing leaves.

Watering issues; either too much or too little can also cause the yellowing leaves.
Temperatures and nutrition issues also must be considered.
Pests and fungus can be treated with Neem Oil. Neem Oil is organic and safe for people, pets and Bees.
Here are some articles that will help you correct the issues.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/hibiscus-sticky-leaves.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/how-to-care-for-hibiscus-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Garden Pest Control
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More