Neem oil hibiscus treatment is a very good product, as it helps to keep your Malvaceae family hibiscus plants safe from pests. If you see pests attacking your plants, you have to kill them with neem.

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To kill the pests attacking your hibiscus plants, you must ensure that you are using the original neem oil.

How To Treat Hibiscus Plants With Neem Oil

To treat hibiscus plants with neem oil, go to a store and buy pure and original neem oil. After diluting the oil with insecticidal soap, test it to be sure that it is safe and effective. Spray your hibiscuses with neem oil to get rid of the pests.

1. Get Pure Neem Oil

To treat your hibiscus plants with neem oil, you need pure neem. Though diluted neem might work, you have to dilute it by yourself. When you buy a neem product from a store, don’t buy an already diluted product. However, you can buy finished pesticide products made with neem if you like. You just need to read the instructions that come with the product and stick to them.

If you want to make your neem product by yourself, go to a store and buy a product with 100 percent original neem. Go for cold-pressed oils, as they are more effective and long-lasting. If you have the seeds and leaves of the neem tree, consider making your neem oil yourself.

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2. Protect Yourself

Gloves, long sleeve shirts, and goggles are examples of protective clothing that can keep you safe and clean when you are working with neem oil. If you have a sensitive type of skin, protect yourself from the neem with protective clothing when working with it. Ensure that you cover as many parts of your body as you can whenever you are using neem in your garden.

Another precautionary step, after protecting yourself, is to keep your pets and kids indoors or away from the neem when working with the oil in your garden. You will be spraying your entire garden with the oil, so try to keep your pets and kids far from the harsh neem product. Also, after working with neem, keep the product far from the reach of your kids and pets. Consider locking the product in the basement.

3. Prepare the Neem Oil Solution

Though you already have your pure neem now, it is not the best practice to use it directly in your garden, especially on your plants. Pure neem is too harsh and can give your plant leaves some burn marks. To make neem safe for the plants in your garden, prepare it to make it more effective and safe. To make the product more effective and safe, mix it with an emulsifier such as insecticidal soap.

Insecticidal soap is just a mixture of water and soap. Insecticidal soap is also effective in killing insects and pests on hibiscus plants. You can dilute neem using this soap so that the neem oil will become more effective while your plants stay burn-free.

To prepare the final neem product, pour two or three tablespoons of the oil on the soap. After mixing everything thoroughly, pour the solution into a spray bottle and then move on to the next step.

4. Test the Solution

Even though there are pests such as spider mites and others attacking your hibiscus plants, don’t be in a hurry to spray all your hibiscuses with your prepared neem. Though the finished product is surely effective, you need to be certain that it is safe as well. To test how effective and safe your neem is, select one hibiscus plant with pests and spray it with the neem. Check the hibiscus after 24 hours.

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Can you still find pests on the hibiscus plant? If yes, add more neem oil to the finished product so that it can become more effective. If not, your neem is great and will kill aphids and other pests on your plants. Can you see burnt leaves? If yes, dilute the finished product with more soapy water. If not, the product is safe and you can use it for every plant in your garden.

5. Apply the Neem Oil to Your Hibiscus Plants

Now, it is time to spray neem oil on your hibiscus plants. When spraying your plants, focus on the ones with pests before spraying the others. Target the parts of your plants with visible pests such as the leaves and stems. The more parts of your plants you spray, the better, as pests will find fewer places to run to. After completely spraying the sick plants, spray the ones without pests.

Remember to spray the roots of your hibiscus and the soil around them so that you can kill the pests attacking the plants from below. This will also help to prevent more pests from reaching your hibiscuses, as the soil will no longer be a hiding place for them.

You may be wondering what types of bugs and pests neem oil is effective against. Some examples of pests that neem oil can repel are grub worms, beetles, caterpillars, harmful worms, etc. Neem oil will keep your hibiscus plants pest-free so that you no longer have to worry about pests. Neem oil also has other good benefits for the plants.

6. Reapply the Oil

For sure, neem oil is effective against almost every pest that attacks your hibiscus plants. The product helps to kill pests in the different phases of their life cycle. However, unhatched pests may still survive. To kill the unhatched pests on your hibiscus plants, reapply your neem oil as regularly as you can.

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Apply neem oil every two to three days so that your hibiscus garden can be free from pests in just a few days to weeks. As long as you continually apply the product at least weekly, you’ll get good results in your hibiscus garden. Remember that the more frequently you spray your hibiscus plants with neem oil, the more quickly they will be free from pests.

7. Remember the Precautions

Some precautions to remember before using neem oil are:

  • Don’t spray the oil when the temperature outside is too high. Neem oil spray can burn plant leaves when the temperature is too hot. Spray it early in the morning or late in the evening.
  • Wear protective clothing to keep yourself safe.
  • Dilute your neem oil so that it is safe for your plants.
  • Keep your kids and pets away from the oil to keep them safe.

As long as you remember these precautions, you’ll use neem in your hibiscus garden safely and effectively.

How To Treat Hibiscus Using Neem Oil Combined With Other Methods

To treat hibiscus plants using neem oil combined with other methods, inspect your plants regularly so that you will know the type of pests that attack them. Also, prune the hibiscuses, especially if they are severely damaged. Continue spraying the plants coupled with these methods to keep pests away.

– Inspect the Plants Regularly

Regularly inspect your hibiscuses for pests such as spider mites, aphids, beetles, etc. This will help you repel or kill the pests with neem oil quickly. You can even pick them off your plants if you wish. If you abandon your garden without checking your plants regularly, pests will continue thriving in the garden, which will make them harder to eradicate next time.

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– Prune Your Hibiscuses

Though neem oil is very effective against pests on hibiscus plants, it cannot repair the damaged leaves. Also, some pests such as mites are stubborn and simply will not go away. If your hibiscus plants are either too damaged or have stubborn pests, prune them off to keep the plants beautiful and pest-free.

While spraying your hibiscus plants with neem, you may notice that some plants are dying. It can be because they cannot heal from the pest damage. Remove those plants from your garden, as they may attract more pests. While removing them, spray the hibiscuses around them with your neem oil solution.

– Introduce Some Natural Predators of Hibiscus Pests

Some natural hibiscus pest predators that you can introduce to your hibiscus garden are praying mantises, ladybugs, birds, toads, lizards, etc. These predators will not harm your hibiscus plants but will keep the plants safe from pests. The predators are also safe from neem oil, as they will not attack your plants and consume the oil like pests would.

– Mulch Your Plants

Hibiscus plants are among the multitudes of plants that love mulching. The plants have a lot to gain when you mulch them. One benefit of mulching is to prevent pests hiding in the soil from coming out and attacking your plants. Of course, you also have to spray the mulch with neem oil so that it can repel or kill pests hiding in the mulch.

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You can use items such as tree bark, sawdust, rocks, wood shavings, etc. to mulch your hibiscuses. Make sure you do not use fallen or damaged leaves to mulch plants, as those leaves can attract fungi that attack hibiscus plants in the garden. Note that neem oil is also effective against fungi.

– Keep a Clean Garden

It does not matter whether you are using neem oil or not in your garden, what you must continue doing is to keep a clean garden. Pests hate clean gardens as they cannot thrive in such environments. Remember to prune your hibiscuses regularly, remove the waste, and check your plants for pests as often as you can.

You can easily identify and kill pests in a clean garden. Your garden will also be more beautiful when you keep it clean.

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