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braided Hibiscus tree

Zone new york state | terrilee45 added on July 21, 2015 | Answered

I have a braided Hibiscus tree with lots of blossoms. However, lately I've noticed the leaves are turning yellow and falling off. What am I do wrong? Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? They have excellent sunlight, and I water a few times a week. I just don't know what to do.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 22, 2015

Yellowing leaves can be a sign of a watering issue, either to much or to little.
Container plants generally will need more water, daily and even twice a day if temperatures are above 85 degrees.
Inspect the plant for insects and treat with Neem Oil if you see any evidence.
Here are a few links for you that should help you pinpoint the issue.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/braided-hibiscus-trees.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/how-to-care-for-hibiscus-plants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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