hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

bonita springs, fl
Question by johnp1582
May 2, 2007
leaves are falling off ?


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Answer from NGA
May 2, 2007

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John,

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!

Hibiscus will do this when the plant is over or under watered. Container grown plants are especially susceptible. The older leaves (those farthest down the stem) are usually the first to go. The symptoms are often delayed a bit after the water stress conditions. So you may have recently watered but still see the problem. Overwatering contributes to root loss from lack of air and is often complicated by an ensuing root rot. This situation can result in a long term setback for the plants.

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

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