I'm new to hibiscus. I just received two tropical hibiscus plants for Mother's Day. My question is: once the flower has fallen off, do you pinch off the pod it was in or just leave it be?
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While you can deadhead if desired, this practice is not necessary. Your plant will be fine left as is. Pinching out the pods could actually inhibit additional blooming later on. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/tips-for-pruning-hibiscus-plants-when-to-prune-hibiscus.htm