Hibiscus forum: H. rosa-sinensis suppose to have really glossy leaves?

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 3, 2014 5:34 PM CST
I started using the Carl Pool Hibiscus Food on all of my tropical hibiscus. Within a few weeks I started noticing that the leaves were becoming extremely glossy, like they've been waxed. In all my years of growing them I have never seen this before. The plants look exceedingly healthy, happy and putting on buds like crazy. It got me to thinking though, am I burning them out? Is the super gloss a waste product deposited on the leaves? Could I be over feeding them? Since the label said good for all hibiscus I tried some on my H. acetosella and the leaves have gone super glossy on that one as well.

Does anyone else use this food?

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Jun 14, 2014 7:37 AM CST
No, but I'm certainly going to try it now. Your plants look spectacular! Hurray!
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 14, 2014 7:52 AM CST
Thanks! They do look awesome .. I've never seen them so healthy looking!

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Even Cherry Appaloosa looks healthy and happy with lots of buds - in the past I was lucky if it popped out 2 flowers the whole season.

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I'm definitely going to getting more of this hib food.

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