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mardel

It all started with an aloe plant... 😊

Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis 'Ruby Red'

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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mardel

Checking my #hibiscus tree this morning and I found these little critters on the new leaves of my tree...ugh I sprayed it with a diy spray and moved it away from my other plants, not sure what they are and how bad are they to plants . #infested #bugs #help-id #plant #indoor-plants

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cyndi

Its an aphid of some type.. Spray with water to knock them off then spray your spray and neem on it to help..

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mardel

@cyndi Oh man, never had to deal with aphids or any other infestation. I use a mix of water,soap and alcohol thanks for the tips

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KariSamuel

Definitely aphids. Keep at them... daily checks. I have them on a few of mine that I brought in for overwintering.

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mardel

@KariSamuel This one was outside I'm so scared my other plants might get them too . Hopefully I moved her away in time

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KariSamuel

I had a sweet potato vine that held onto them all last winter.... 😫 Eventually I won! This year it's my umbrella plant / schefflera...

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mardel

@KariSamuel oh no...sorry to hear that

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KariSamuel

#neemoil alcohol and a lot of monitoring... it's a pain. However, before Gtags, I never would have the jungle I do now - so I'm sure glad that I am fortunate enough to HAVE this problem! @mardel

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mardel

@KariSamuel I agree, my plant collection and knowledge of their care is all thanks to the #gardentagsteam #plantfamilies

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lovestogarden

😵 get'm!

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mardel

@lovestogarden Thank Janice, I'm gonna try never dealt with a problem like this but it's to be expected I guess. I did have this tree outside I just hope my succulents didnt get affected.

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lovestogarden

I have never seen them on my succulents. They do like Hoya, but only new growth. These are pretty easy to get rid of I should think.

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mardel

Time to being this beauty indoors, leaves not looking good but I believe that's normal. #hibiscustree

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cyndi

For its first spring feeding give it some food for acidic loving plants. I use orchid food on my tropical hibiscus. Mine even bloomed in doors last winter was very very shocked and it was chilly inside so was extra surprised. Take all dead/dying and yellow leaves off find a spot it can have great sunlight even filtered like mine was by shear curtains water only when soil is real dry. Best wishes

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mardel

@Cyndi This is my first hibiscus I bought it at Costco I heard plants from there won't bloom again, my hibiscus did great outside it bloomed all year round. I'm nervous bringing her indoors ,so water it less often ...like a succulent?

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cyndi

Water only when real dry. It will go through a transition period for a while and will lose leaves from being brought indoors. Just make sure has enough light. Ill tag ya in mine that bloomed even in winter i doors...

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mardel

We are under frost advisory had to bring this beauty in from my deck, was it necessary? @KariSamuel

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KariSamuel

I would have! Better safe than sorry.... I brought in several that maybe would have been ok. We are under a frost advisory as well. 🙁

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mardel

@KariSamuel I did, thanks for the affirmation.

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