Hibiscus issues

Asked May 22, 2019, 6:24 PM EDT

What is wrong with my hibiscus on standard? Can I treat it?

Wayne County Michigan

1 Response

No way to know from this vantage point. Likely fungal but could also be bacterial or viral. If fungal there are fungicides on the market but they do not cure. Fungicides stop progression but do not cure. You could send a sample to Diagnostic Services for identification for a small fee. https://pestid.msu.edu/

If the plant is just partially affected, you could take off the infected leaves, spray with a fungicide, fertilize and water, then watch & wait.

Otherwise, you can read more here: https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/signs_and_symptoms_of_plant_disease_is_it_fungal_viral_or_bacterial

Good luck!