Hibiscus Plants
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Hibiscus

Zone 10023 | Shayheyred added on July 17, 2016 | Answered

My Hibiscus had one bloom when I got it but has never blossomed since, though it is healthy, shiny and well cared for. It's now 6 years later. How do I make it bloom?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 18, 2016

It sounds like a healthy green plant that may have been fed too much nitrogen.
Excess nitrogen in the soil or over fertilizing will inhibit flowering.
You can do a soil test if your Hibiscus is in the ground.
Adding some phosphorous can help boost flower production.
Bone Meal is a good way to do this.
Here are some links with information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/how-to-care-for-hibiscus-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/bone-meal-fertilizer.htm

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