How to Bloom tropical hibicus plants? - Knowledgebase Question

Violet, LA
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Question by lakawishwa50
April 30, 2007
I purchased tropical hibiscus plants on yesterday sunday april 29, 2007; and I watered the plants once I placed them in the ground.Immediately after watering the plants, the flowers begin to close themselves up and die. Could it have been the water that caused it to die. I never had this problem before with any other plants in my garden.I don't know if the parish water PH level is too high or too low, but the only thing I can assume is that it was the water. Could you please give me any information that may help and will the other flowers on the plant bloom that hasn't opened yet? Thank you

Answer from NGA
April 30, 2007

I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!

It is probably just the transplanting shock. The other flowers should come out and bloom fine. I say give them a few weeks to settle in and grow some new roots into the soil and they should put on new growth and be blooming again. Don't keep the soil too soggy wet in the meantime. Keep in mind too that individual hibiscus flowers typically last only a day, especially in hot weather conditions.

Thanks for the question. Best wishes for a wonderful gardening season. Please stop in again soon!

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