Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

albuquerque, Ne
Question by elfiem
June 25, 2009
My hisbicus leaves are turning yellow but still blooming.

Answer from NGA
June 25, 2009


Hibiscus plants tend to drop their oldest leaves (those on the inner parts of the branches and lower down on the plant), but new leaves are produced within a week or so. If the yellowing is just on the older leaves, it's nothing to worry about. However if the entire plant is showing yellow leaves, it could be a sign of overwatering or a need for iron. I use ironite for my plants and it works well to keep the leaves a deep glossy green. Good luck with your plant!

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