Questions tagged: hibiscus

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Di
Answer: Hi Di, hibiscus best pruned in spring. You can reduce the bush by up to 1/3. Apply a complete fertiliser such as Yates Dynamic Lifter for Roses a...
Category: General
Tags: hibiscus
Answered: 12:56PM, 25 Nov 2009
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justin
Answer: Chinese lanterns or Abutilons are beautiful plants related to hibiscus and as such are notoriously attacked by a little beastie called the Metallic...
Answered: 01:57PM, 21 Jan 2010
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Eugene
Answer: Dear Eugene, Without further investigation is difficult to know what is affecting the flowers on your hibiscus. It would be a good idea in any cas...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 11:08AM, 01 Mar 2010
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Reta
Answer: Dear Reta, I am not sure what the temperatures are like at the moment where you live, but it might be best to wait till spring before you fertilise...
Category: Fertilising
Answered: 02:57PM, 10 Aug 2010
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Kristine
Answer: Hi Kristine, Yellow leaves on your hibiscus could indicate nutrient deficiency. If you have not already done so, feed your hibiscus with a fertili...
Category: Diseases
Answered: 04:06PM, 11 Nov 2011
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Kerry
Answer: Hi Kerry, The most effective control measure for nematodes is mustard seeds which are grown as a green manure. Green Harvest (07) 5434 2699 sell B...
Category: Pests
Tags: hibiscus
Answered: 03:27PM, 16 Nov 2011
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Brian
Answer: Hi Brian, Nature’s Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray is excellent against a range of pests such as aphids, scale and mealy bugs it is not eff...
Category: Pests
Tags: hibiscus, Mites
Answered: 10:39AM, 30 Dec 2011
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Frank
Answer: Hi Frank, We would suggest that you grow your hibiscus in a sunny spot in your garden. You can still grow it in a pot but the plant would respond ...
Category: Bulbs
Answered: 11:59AM, 17 Jan 2012
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matt
Answer: Hi Matt, The spider mites (two spotted mites) can be controlled using Nature’s Way Insect and Mite Killer which contains Natrasoap. Caterpil...
Category: Diseases
Tags: hibiscus
Answered: 03:42PM, 18 May 2012
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robert
Answer: Hi Robert, Now is the time to take your hibiscus cuttings. It should take about 6 weeks for them to form roots. When taking the cuttings, take a ...
Answered: 01:15PM, 24 Sep 2012
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Helen
Answer: Hi Helen, The beetles are active during flowering periods and can produce many generations each year. The beetles don’t enjoy the brighter co...
Answered: 10:20AM, 09 Oct 2012
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Sally
Answer: Hi Sally, Hibiscus can be attacked by a number of sap sucking insects, such as aphids, mealybug, spider mite and whiteflies. It is likely what you...
Answered: 02:36PM, 10 Dec 2012
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arlene
Answer: Hi Arlene, Curling of leaves could indicate that there is a sap sucking insect present on the plant. Hibiscus unfortunately can be attacked by a n...
Answered: 03:48PM, 15 Feb 2013
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Christine
Answer: Your native Hibiscus is probably still a little young to be producing flowers. They need a little time to acclimatise to their new area and they ma...
Category: General
Tags: hibiscus
Answered: 10:53AM, 19 Mar 2015
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Colin
Answer: To save you buying two products you may be able to use Yates Natures Way Citrus & Ornamental Spray which controls a wide range of pests on orna...
Category: Products
Answered: 03:18PM, 27 Mar 2015
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Nelma
Answer: Success Ultra can be used while hibiscus are flowering without damaging the flowers, it will be very successful in controlling caterpillars. Hibisc...
Category: Pests
Answered: 09:20AM, 02 Apr 2015
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Carl
Answer: Hi Carl, Thank you for contacting Yates. The damage that we can see on the stems there indicates that it is a nocturnal animal that is having a fea...
Category: Pests
Answered: 04:14PM, 04 Oct 2017
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ciara
Answer: Hi Ciara, Thank you for contacting Yates. From a close up look of the pest there it resembles a young weevil. They can cause some damage to your tr...
Category: Pests
Tags: weevil, hibiscus, Bugs
Answered: 02:34PM, 09 Oct 2017
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Carolyn
Answer: Hi Carolyn, Thank you for contacting Yates. At this time of year, you can certainly prune to Hibiscus shrub, especially if you notice dead or decay...
Category: General
Tags: pruning, hibiscus
Answered: 10:44AM, 12 Nov 2017