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Hibiscus plant

Zone Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | Anonymous added on April 24, 2018 | Answered

The trunk of my small hibiscus tree is splitting open . Is it not getting enough water or too much water or lack of food?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 28, 2018

If your tree has been exposed to a dry period when it gets too little water followed by a wet period, that might cause bark splitting. Evening out its water supply can help prevent this. There are other potential causes- please see the following articles:
https://ask.extension.org/questions/134444
plantclinic.cornell.edu/factsheets/barksplitting.pdf

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