Indian flowers and gardening

Ant attack on hibiscus plant making leaves wilt

After a few buds of the hibiscus plant bloomed in january 2016, the large brown ants which had attacked the plant, resumed the attack. The ants are considered to have a symbiotic relationship with aphids who lay their eggs on the plant to form a white layer, adversely affecting the blooming of the hibiscus flower.

Now it has been observed that the dark green leaves of the hibiscus plant are again wilting and have become a bright shade of yellow, before falling off. When no flowers are blooming on the hibiscus plant, both the ants and aphids are leaving the plant alone, allowing the flowers to bloom.

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