I have three hibiscus plants growing in our garden but for one hibiscus I could see some white color substance on the new leaves and branch. Can anyone please advise on how to get rid of this and save this plant as well as it should not spread to other plants. enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description here

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    A close-up picture of the "substance" could help us identify it. otherwise, it can be many things, each with a specific cure.
    – J. Chomel
    May 16, 2018 at 5:52
  • Sure will post the pics
    – Bha
    May 16, 2018 at 5:57
  • Posted few pics. I could also see leaves are eaten by some insects can you please help to find a solution
    – Bha
    May 19, 2018 at 11:16
  • Seems not too bad. The damage on the leaf seems to be of different source (caterpillar?); Try to crush them manually, and see if they come back. This worked great for me in case of aphids attacks. But I agree with Sami id: looks like mealy bugs. Difficult to get rid of.
    – J. Chomel
    May 21, 2018 at 20:13

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It can be mealy bugs. They are hidden in a white coating that may also have a cottony look. They are pretty common in hibiscus. I heard that insecticidal soap is a good control for mealy bugs.Before you apply anything first identify what you have.

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