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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.

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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.

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