Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

Laguna Woods, CA
Question by rlrobey
July 22, 2007
I have a Hibiscus plant which I have had for quite a long time (29 years). Each year I cut it back and it comes back nicely with beautiful blossoms. This year after cutting it back, all I get is leaves, no blossoms. I fertilize regularly. Wgy does this happen ?

Answer from NGA
July 22, 2007


Hibiscus blooms on new shoots so as long as your plant is growing new wood, it should flower. Depending upon how much you pruned off, it simply may be taking a little longer this year for your plant to recover. I don't think it's anything to worry about - I'm sure your hibiscus will flower again.

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