Hibiscus Plants
Q.

Hibiscus Plants

Anonymous added on February 26, 2014 | Answered

A friend said the Hibiscus plants need a lot of water. However, the leaves are turning yellow and I think that is because of too much water. Please tell me why they are yellow and plant is NOT blooming.

    A.
    A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
    Nikki
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on February 26, 2014

    Hibiscus can turn yellow for many reasons. If it is indoors, it likely a combination of a lack of light, cooler temperatures and low humidity. This is what triggers the plant to go into dormancy and lose leaves. Keeping a hibiscus indoors is really just to get them through the winter to spring. You can try to provide more light and humidity, though I would only water when the soil is dry to the touch on top, as their water needs decrease when they are semi-dormant. Once the weather gets warm and you can put it outside, it will rebound quickly.

    00
    Was this answer useful?

    Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
    Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

    You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

    If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

    Looking for more?
    here are more questions about...
    Hibiscus Plants
    Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

    Do you know a lot about gardening?
    Become a GKH Gardening Expert

    Learn More