Sunush
Sunush
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  • Mesa, AZ
Asked on Aug 2, 2013

Yellow hibiscus

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I have this small hibiscus plant that has produced many yellow flowers this past few months. The leaves are still green. However, I notice small beige color bugs under some leaves How do I take care of them?
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  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Aug 2, 2013

    Are there holes in the leaves or spots?

  • Sunush
    on Aug 2, 2013

    I don't see any holes.

  • sounds like you have spider mites. These little creatures take some work to get eradicated. they live on the underside of the leaves and the eggs are not killed by sprays. I have had success with Dove dishwashing liquid mixed with water and "wash" the plant. Do this every couple days for a few weeks. I would also check your other plants too and it would not hurt to give everyone a "bath". I do not like to use chemicals if I do not have to. If you have bug spray, check to see if spider mites are on the list and spray the underside of the leaves every couple days. But washing the leaves is a must. Hope this helps.

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