Dying hibiscus buds
I have a hibiscus plant that has several buds, and they look as if they are dying. What would cause this and what could I do to help the plant bloom.
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It likely needs some more fertilizer, especially phosphorus which helps with blooming. Use a "bloom booster" fertilizer or add some bone meal to the soil to help add some phosphorus.
As for the dying buds, it could be thrips. Here is an article or two that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm