The Q&A Archives: Hisbiscus

Question: The leaves on my hisbiscus are turning yellow. What is going wrong with the plant?

Answer: If this is a container plant tropical hibiscus, the yellowing might be caused by lack of light to the lower leaves, over or underwatering (the potting soil should be kept evenly moist but not soaking wet), lack of fertility or overfertiliziing (use a water soluble fertilizer according to the label instructions), or pests (examine the leaves carefully for signs such as webs or little white flying insects). Most pests can be treated with insecticidal soap applied according to the label instructions. I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

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