This beauty greeted me when I left my kitchen this morning. It is dinner-plate sized! But, I spotted foam on one of the leaf joints and saw a bud that had been chewed off and was lying on a leaf below. Sure signs of spittle bugs. Went to town to buy habanero chilis and garlic. Blended 1/2 cup of the habaneros and 6 cloves of garlic with two cups of water and will leave for 24 hours, then combine with dish soap and spray on the plant. A non-toxic to the environment (other than spittle bugs) solution to these hibiscus-eaters.
For Cee’s FOTD.