bud drop on hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

Austin, Te
Question by jyemington
May 16, 2010
I purchased a hibiscus plant & transplanted into a pot this spring. Every bud on the plant did open but since the original buds have closed every bud that forms falls off before maturing. There doesnt seem to be any bugs on the plant.....is there anything I can do?

Answer from NGA
May 16, 2010


Weather has a lot to do with buds dropping prematurely. In spring, the most common is probably cold temperatures, meaning below 55 degrees at night. The other common reason is over or underwatering. The soil should be kept evenly moist but never sopping wet and never allowed to dry out completely. I hope this helps you troubleshoot.

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