How to keep your hibiscus happy, healthy and free of whitefly & fungus.
Hibiscus are in high bloom and in high demand at this time of year and rightfully so as they offer a wonderful array of colored blooms to any landscape and garden.
However, hibiscus are prone to whitefly and black fungus from time to time. Don’t fret, just be prepared and it may be just as easy as looking in your medicine cabinet. Yep, everyday, good old fashion mouth wash just might do the trick!
A commonly used home remedy to ward off whitefly and fungus is a 50/50 ratio of mouthwash and liquid dish soap. Combine into a spray bottle, shake and spray onto infected hibiscus.
The alcohol in the mouthwash kills the whitefly and fungus and the soap makes it adhere to the leaves. Give it a shot (or two) and enjoy your beautiful, healthy and happy hibiscus.
If you’d rather go a different route, Neem Oil also does the trick!