Hybrid Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by mveyonip
March 22, 2010
I am worried about my hybrid hibiscus. It looks healthy with shiny leaves and lots of bloom but there are lots of leaves turning yellow, am afraid it might die if i dont find the solution to the problem. Please help

Answer from NGA
March 22, 2010


It's natural for broadleaf evergreens like your hibiscus to lose their oldest, innermost and lower leaves at this time of year. The leaves will be replaced by healthy new leaves in a few short weeks. It sounds as though your hibiscus is otherwise healthy - new growth and flowers - so I don't think the yellowing leaves is anything to be concerned about. Just watch it carefully. I think you'll find it developing new leaves to replace the lost ones in a short time. Enjoy your garden!

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