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(Zone 6b)
Apr 28, 2017 5:45 PM CST
i planted a pink swirl hibiscus seed and it sprouted but now the leaves that appeared are gone..i keep my seedlings in a cage in my window so cats cant get to what made leaves vanish?i also had a gladioulus inside same cage and its fine.i even took both starters outside on a sunny but not hot though my hibiscus leaves are gone.. is this normal?does it need more sun?seedling smaller than a adults pinkie finger so its not outgrowed the starter pot its in..
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Apr 28, 2017 6:16 PM CST
The intensity of the sun isn't measured by temperature. Sunny is still sunny. I suspect the leaves burned off in the sun. If the stem is still green, the leaves will grow back.
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