Hibiscus upkeep - Knowledgebase Question

Jacksonville, FL
Question by paramom
July 11, 2007
I just bought a white hibiscus a few weeks ago. This one was doing real well until a few days ago. It seems to be getting more and more yellow leaves the last few days. What am I doing wrong? I am watering it at least once a day or every other day and I gave it miracle gro within the last week or so. It gets quite a bit of sun during the day. I have another one in another area of my yard that I bought the same day at the same Home Depot, but it's not having these problems. What is the pH supposed to be for this plant? I would greatly appreciate any help you can give me. Thank you for your assistance.
Laurie Flak, Jacksonville, FL

Answer from NGA
July 11, 2007



It sounds like you are doing things correctly, except I wonder if the soil is staying too soggy wet. Those plants are fairly tolerant of a range of pH levels. Dig down a few inches into the soil around the plant and feel the soil. This will help you to know if it is very wet or getting dry and needing to be watered again.

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