Lynn Shields
Lynn Shields
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  • Palm Coast, FL
Asked on Apr 27, 2017

How do I get rid of aphids on my hibiscus?

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6 answers
  • you can try spraying them with a mix of mild soap and water, but there are also commercial aphid control products.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 27, 2017

    If the Hibiscus is in a pot you will need to re-pot it in fresh soil and spray it down with horticultural oil. If it is a perennial and in the ground just keep on spraying the under and over sides of the leaves.
  • Peggy Burnette
    on Apr 27, 2017

    Spray leaves with water dawn soap ( few drops) . Repot fresh soil. Good luck

    on Apr 27, 2017

    Talk to professionals FIRST at an independent garden store in your area. they are not dummies hired to fill a position like a big box store. Those people have no clue. They will tell you what to use on your plant. Don't trust home remedies from people. Get professional help they know how to treat those bugs. They are a mess to deal with. We tried for several years. Cut it down, poured gas on the stump of our snowball bush that the aphids were eating to death. The aphids went in the garbage, Gasoline went on the stump and roots. Ah, we finally killed it. The next spring, it showed a little green and started growing. The other night, we saw a bloom of a white snowball. Don't ask me to explain what happened. Maybe the bugs wanted diesel not unleaded regular.
  • Sag11624515
    on Apr 28, 2017

    Water them with warm water for 15 minutes in the shower if potted or with a spray bottle if in your garden.

  • Richardstarling
    on Apr 28, 2017

    I agree with the other gardeners. I also release ladybugs in my garden every year from a company called High Sierra Ladybugs out of California. Aphids are one of ladybugs favorite food.
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