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Plant Diseases/Hibiscus Care


Steven wrote at 2013-08-20 18:30:30
To persons who have/enjoy Weeping Hibiscus plants. I have a potted peach in color Weeping Hibiscus tree. I had trouble with it's foliage turning yellow and dropping the leaves. I had it in direct sunlight all day. I watered it just about everyday. It still dropped it's foliage after yellowing. I began a therapy regimine by placing the Hibiscus on my front porch 'facing west'. The Hibiscus would receive morning sun until about noon time. Then afternoon sunlight from about 4-5pm. Between those hours it would receive indirect sunlight. I fertilized the Hibiscus once a week with a 30-10-10 fertilizer. Also, I began adding 1/8 cup of white vinegar to a gallon of water for daily watering (irrigated from top to bottom until water mixture begins to drain into pot base. The Hibiscus tree has stopped producing yellow leaves/dropping them. The Hibiscus is beautiful. It is bring forth new branches/leaves in abundance. In the winter the Hibiscus will be inside my residence receiving light through the windows accompanied by a plant light. Enjoy your Hibiscus.

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Melissa Johnston


Plant diseases, landscaping, tropical plants, roses, herbs, plant care, grafting, horticulture, plant identification, anything about plants I can likely answer.


35 years experience in various plant businesses, 1984 Certified Texas Master Gardener.

Master Gardener Association of Texas charter member

none as of yet, but I have a plant q&a book I am in process of submitting.

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