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Hibiscus - Black ants
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December 13, 2014 - 9:49 pm
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I have small black ants all over the bulbs and flowers of my 2 Hybrid hibiscus plants. I bought them off a hawker going in front of my house.The pink hibiscus flowers once in 3-4 days. There are ants and black and white pores like things all over the flower bulbs and flowers. The flowers bloom one day and whither away away the very next day.
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Seems like aphids. You can use a 5% spray of neem oil. If that does not work then you can try 2ml of Chlorpyrifos per liter of water. Hibiscus flowers generally wilt the second day.

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Srikanth said

Seems like aphids. You can use a 5% spray of neem oil. If that does not work then you can try 2ml of Chlorpyrifos per liter of water. Hibiscus flowers generally wilt the second day.

Thanks Srikanth. Will try that.

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