hibiscus plant - Knowledgebase Question

Scottsdale, Ar
Question by suzigm
April 27, 2009
I just bought a Hibiscus. I have had it home about 5 days. Some of the leaves had a little silver on them when I got home. I notice more leaves are starting to get silvery looking? It is blooming like crazy though.??

Answer from NGA
April 27, 2009


I'm not sure what the silvery coloration is from. Slugs or snails, perhaps? If so, they won't live long in the desert heat so I wouldn't worry too much about them. Check your plant at night, though. That's when the pests feed and you may figure out what is leaving the silvery residue. Hope you solve the mystery soon!

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