Sevin, malathion for hibiscus

Asked August 3, 2019, 1:30 PM EDT

Nursery hibiscus I potted 1 month ago. Yelliw leaves were dropping and now buds. Thought might have been watering problem. I now water 2x/week till drains.Haven't seen thrips or gall midge. Saw your systemic advice. Sevin and malathion sprays effective as their labels say?
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Brevard County Florida

1 Response

Hi, yellow leaves and buds dropping sounds like a water issue as you thought. If there was an insect problem, I would suggest a different product, depending upon the identity of the pest. If you would like to email me directly, my email is sasc@ufl.edu.