Hibiscus forum: H. rosa-sinensis suppose to have really glossy leaves?

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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Jun 3, 2014 5:34 PM CST
I started using the Carl Pool Hibiscus Food on all of my tropical hibiscus. Within a few weeks I started noticing that the leaves were becoming extremely glossy, like they've been waxed. In all my years of growing them I have never seen this before. The plants look exceedingly healthy, happy and putting on buds like crazy. It got me to thinking though, am I burning them out? Is the super gloss a waste product deposited on the leaves? Could I be over feeding them? Since the label said good for all hibiscus I tried some on my H. acetosella and the leaves have gone super glossy on that one as well.

Does anyone else use this food?

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SongofJoy
Jun 14, 2014 7:37 AM CST
No, but I'm certainly going to try it now. Your plants look spectacular! Hurray!
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
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Xeramtheum
Jun 14, 2014 7:52 AM CST
Thanks! They do look awesome .. I've never seen them so healthy looking!

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Even Cherry Appaloosa looks healthy and happy with lots of buds - in the past I was lucky if it popped out 2 flowers the whole season.

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I'm definitely going to getting more of this hib food.

"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

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