The Q&A Archives: aphids

Question: What is the most effective way to eliminate aphids on a Hibiscus houseplant. Thank you

Answer: Aphids tend to congregate on the soft tender new growth, so one way is to remove them by hand. You can also rinse them off with a spray of tepid water if you have a place where you can do that. Or, you can spray with insecticidal soap per the label directions. Be sure to follow up as directed on the label. Also, keep in mind that aphids tend to attack plants that are overfertilized with nitrogen, or growing in less light than they need as these conditions tend to cause soft, overly lush growth.

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