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How to properly prune and grow award winning hibiscus plants

I just bought my first Hibiscus plant at Home Depot and replanted it in a fairly large planter. I live in Illinois so I wasn’t too sure if it would survive an “in ground” ordeal. While the plant took off and put out a lot of leaves and buds, none of the buds seems to blossom and the ones that blossom do not fully open up and fall off the plant within hours. Do I need to prune the plant down? I wasn’t sure of the risks involved with pruning during the middle of it’s peak growth. Please help.



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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 06/24/2017 @ 8:54 pm

Check your Hibiscus for one of the common pests that eat the buds. This article describes some of them and provides tips on how to eliminate them:


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