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Hibiscus: Leaf Damage

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Bar Harbor, ME

February 21, 2014
7:51 AM

Post #9773660

Okay, I have 4 different varieties of Hibiscus: Donna Lynn, Petra, Headmaster and Chinese Lanterns. Both the Headmaster and the Chinese Lanterns have leaf damage at the leaf margins (the other two varieties have no such damage). I can see no leaf chewing or sucking insects. There are no stippled leaves or webbing, no nothing that points to a specific mite or insect that is chewing on them. I suspect that it might be some microscopic mite that's attacking the leaves before they come out.

Anyone have any experience orr input that might help me out?


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Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

March 11, 2014
1:14 AM

Post #9786994

Sorry this wasn't answered before. It does look like mite damage.
I don't know off hand how you would treat it though.
Bar Harbor, ME

March 11, 2014
4:31 AM

Post #9787029

Thank you, Barb.

Colorado Springs, CO
(Zone 5b)

April 24, 2014
2:45 PM

Post #9820618

It could have also gotten hit by a cold spell coming up. Do you have new growth on the plant now?


United States
(Zone 9b)

June 16, 2014
8:40 PM

Post #9869819

Could be a combination of 'temperature-change' and 'white-flies, ... spray it with a hose once every 2 weeks and see if the leaves start looking better :]

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