Don’s Expert Answers: Plant and leaves completely eaten

Question From:
Elizabeth Crombie in Taigum, Brisbane Queensland

Nature of problem:
Plant and leaves completely eaten

Type of Plant (if known):
Abutilon Chines Lantern

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):
Stripped of flowers and foliage

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:
General potting mix

How often do you water the plant:
Watering system every 3 days

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:

How long since you planted it:
3 months

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:

What other treatments have you given the plant:

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Other Comments:
Also eating lemon tree leaves and yesterday, today and tomorrow leaves. Just found a locust or grasshopper on one-could it be that???

Hi Elizabeth, this could well be locusts or grasshoppers. There are often plagues of these insects in the Brisbane area. i suggest that you ask at your local nursery or hardware store: they usually are bombarded with people wanting treatments for their plants during plagues. Good luck,