Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by kavitha21m
May 9, 2010
i bought two hardy hibiscus 2 weeks back.they have lot of buds. But they are falling down before blooming and leaves look droopy too.What to do about this? now i keep it in full sun.Is that fine?

Answer from NGA
May 9, 2010


I suspect there are bud worms feeding inside the unopened buds. Pull a couple of buds off your hibiscus and place them in a plastic baggie, seal it up and set it in the sun. If there are any little green worms inside, they will exit because of the heat. Or, simply cut open a few of the buds. You may discover budworms inside. These pests are difficult to control because they are protected inside the unopened bud.

Droopy leaves can indicate a need for water or can be a sign of poorly draining soils. Hardy hibiscus grows just fine in full sunshine. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings and the drooping should stop.

Best wishes with your hibiscus.

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