hibiscus

Asked May 21, 2015, 7:46 AM EDT

I had purchased 3hibiscus plants 2 years ago and have been successful growing them, however I am concerned about the holes that keep appearing on the leaves. Can n you help me with an answer?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

This may be (or have been) a type of sawfly larvae. (They'd look like a wormy caterpillar, but aren't). Look under the leaves carefully and hand pick any you find. You can put them in a container of soapy water.
If you only have a few holes, you are o.k.. They will continue to push out new ones.
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