The Q&A Archives: Winter

Question: I took you guys' advice and moved in the plants that you suggested. My hibiscus trees look awful. I am not sure if its natural or if there is something that I am not doing well. I cut back to watering when they begin to wilt because there are starting to yellow and all of the leaves are falling off. Are they dying are will all the leaves fall off and regrow again in the spring when I place them back outside? Or am I fighting a losing battle?


Answer: The change in light levels and temperatures are what's making your tropical hibiscus lose its leaves. It will adjust to its new growing spot and will leaf out again within a few weeks. When you take them back outdoors in the spring, they'll probably lose their leaves again, due to the increase in light levels and temperature changes. But, they'll grow healthy new leaves within a few weeks. Don't give up on your hibiscus trees - they are quite adaptable - it will just take some time. Don't give up!

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