hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

san antonio, Te
Question by egonzales30
July 30, 2008
why are my leaves turning yellow and falling off my hibiscus plant,yet its still putting out flowers?


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Answer from NGA
July 30, 2008

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Ron,

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.

Lack of nitrogen can also cause a gradually loss of the green color in older leaves, but such symptoms are different from the sudden yellowing and dropping most often encountered.

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