What White Flies look like

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Our hibiscus plants have been attacked by white flies.  They are covering the stems, and more can be seen underneath the leaves.

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David and I have been spraying the plants with insecticidal soap on a daily basis.  Above and under the leaves.

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So far, only the two plants on the right are affected.  Let’s hope they survive.

8 Responses to “What White Flies look like”

  1. cloudia Says:

    Sure hope you and David prevail!

  2. Quilly Says:

    I do hope the Hibiscus survive and the pesky pesties don’t!

  3. LizKauai Says:


  4. Mare Says:

    My hibiscus is just about to bloom. I hope they make it, and yours too!!

  5. kavita saharia Says:

    Gigi…..i too join in wishing your plants a complete recovery from these creepy pests…

  6. DrumMajor Says:

    Oh yucky —

    Hope they recover. Is it like a cocoon shell that they leave on the stem?

    Mine stopped flowering because it actually became a cooler summer here in Kansas.

    Keep spraying! Do white flies attack the wild hibiscus plants?


  7. gigihawaii Says:

    Thanks for all the well wishes, gang!

    Actually, DM, white fly is a sticky, powdery substance. I don’t think they have a cocoon shell. They like to suck the juice out of the plant before flying to another plant to suck.

    I have never seen “wild” hibiscus. The ones I have seen are all cultivated.

    I sure hope they don’t attack my crotons, which are nearby.

  8. musings Says:

    This is so aggravating! They are forever attacking our lemon trees. We had to chop down our palm because it got infested. Arrrghhh!

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