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richjernigan
Apr 26, 2020 1:30 PM CST
I planted this two weeks ago and It looks like this and hasn't perked up yet. I planted it in a mixture of cow manure and potting soil. I've watered it and even watered with miracle grow but nothing. Any suggestions?
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover
Miamiu
Apr 26, 2020 1:46 PM CST
I would have just used a garden soil from the store. Do you usually mix things with manure? Also why use potting soil when it's not in a pot? If you are watering it and the plant is staying too damp I would take a break. Hibiscus can go a few days with little watering and it won't have too much of a negative effect on them. Or it might not be getting enough water. How often you watering it?
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richjernigan
Apr 26, 2020 1:54 PM CST
I have a lot of clay and I was reading that it may not have proper drainage and ways to fix that was by adding compost and potting soil with perlite. It gets full sun and there's other hibiscus on the same wall with it. I will try the break from watering it.
Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover
Miamiu
Apr 26, 2020 1:57 PM CST
I'm not familiar with planting in clay. Did you use the same potting soil and manure on the other hibiscus?

richjernigan
Apr 26, 2020 2:08 PM CST
Potting soil yes, manure compost no

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