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How to Get Rid Of Aphids on Hibiscus 


Hibiscus is that beautiful big, pink flowers that grows in gardens. It provides the area with a beautiful look as it has the ability to add a luxury effect to its environment. However, their bold color appearance can change quickly if they are infested. The most common pest found on these flowers is the aphids. Aphids are tiny, soft insects that like to suck on the fluid inside plants. Their favorite plant is the hibiscus. Because of the lack of fluid present within them, the aesthetic beauty of this flower declines. If you want to avoid the discoloration, distortion or the diminishing health of your flowers, you need to make sure you are saving it right away. This how-to guide will help you get rid of these pests without causing damage to the health of the hibiscus.

What Are Aphids?

Aphids are also known as the lice on the plants. They are destructive for nature and they are mostly found on cultivated plants. When a plant get affected by aphids, it is crucial to get it removed as soon as possible.

They are found near the stem and around the flower buds of the hibiscus. They let out a sticky liquid (referred to as honeydew) on some areas of the plant. This honeydew has the ability to infect the plant and promote the growth of a black fungus on it. The aphid’s needle-like mouth goes inside the vessels of the plant that it uses to carry the proteins, water, and the carbohydrates.

If they are not stopped once they have been spotted, the pests spread quickly and infect other parts of the plant. If the plant is not getting exposed to sunlight, it does not have the ability to use its pigment which leads to deprivation of food and other nutrients that are required of it’s growth.

5 Guaranteed Ways of Getting Rid of Aphids

  1. The Natural Enemies

By natural enemy, we mean the insects that are naturally present in garden or near plants. There is a benefit of having these insects in your yard as they help to get rid of pests that are on the plants. These natural insects feed on these destructive pests without causing any damage to the plant.

If your hibiscus is not in a large setting meaning if it is in a pot at home, you will need to buy natural enemies. These natural enemies can be purchased at a supply store. You will need to release them on the hibiscus plant so they can begin to do their work. In order to defeat the aphid population, the best enemies are lady beetles, lacewings, parasitic wasps, and syrphid fly larvae. These are all reliable natural controllers that will ensure that your hibiscus maintains its color and health.

  1. Water and Garden Hose Retreat

An effective and natural method of getting rid of aphids by using accessible items is by using water. No, water does not have the ability to kill aphids, but it does have the power to knock these pests off from their food resources. Pressurized water stream coming out of your garden hose can be just what you need! You will need to put the pressure of the garden hose on the highest and spray the hibiscus. The aphids will be knocked out and traumatized. They will not have any way of making it back to the hibiscus; making this method easy and efficient.

  1. Sticky Traps

These sticky aphid traps are sold at garden supply stores. They have the ability to successfully trap any aphids that are flying on or around the hibiscus plant. Usually, these sticky traps are yellow and have a nontoxic substance attached to them, which is sticky. This helps decrease the population of aphids on plants. A single trap is perfect for one hibiscus. If the brand of the sticky traps is good, they can be effective up to a distance of 10,000 square feet.

  1. The Sprays

There are different sprays that can be used for the elimination of aphids Reclaim I/T and Essentria IC3 Natural Pesticide sprays that can help control the population of aphids.

There are pesticides that are available that kill aphids make sure to read the label to make sure they will not be harmful for the plant.

Be Natural

When you are dealing with small pests and plants, you need to be sure that you are using natural ways so you can restore the health of the plant.  


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