Hibiscus Plants

Cutting Back My Hibiscus


jennyogman added on September 23, 2015 | Answered

I have hibiscus. It's about 6-7 years old and is around 7 foot tall. I need to cut it back and transplant it. How far back can I cut it and when is the best time to do it? I have 5 hibiscus plants and they all have yellow leaves, some normal green ones and the leaves are small. What can I do to help them? Thanks. Jenny Ogilvie in west Footscray Melbourne Victoria


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 24, 2015

You can generally prune back the plant by 1/3.

Yellowing leaves can be a few different reasons. May indicate a watering issue, to much or to little.
Pests and disease also can cause yellowing leaves, as well as just normal leaf aging.

Neem Oil is a good treatment as this works as both an insecticide and fungicide.

Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/tips-for-pruning-hibiscus-plants-when-to-prune-hibiscus.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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