Hibiscus Plants

Hibiscus Losing Leaves

cwal0153 added on May 22, 2012 | Answered

My hibiscus is losing its leaves after they turn yellow. It is in partical sun and I water about once per week.

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Answered on May 23, 2012

I would be willing to bet that the plant has a pest infestation. Some pests, like thrips, aphids or mites, can be difficult to see with the naked eye. I would treat the plant with neem oil. This will kill any harmful pests on the plant without being a danger to people or pets in the yard. Here is more information on neem oil: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

Just in case pests are not an issue, this article has many of the reasons a hibiscus turns yellow: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm

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