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I over pruned my hibiscus plant last fall

Zone Belchertown MA | judybtown added on May 6, 2015 | Answered

I over pruned my hibiscus plant last fall. Can I save it now? I cut back the Hibiscus plant too much in the late fall. It has not grown yet this spring and I would like to save it or encourage growth. Any suggestions for me?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 7, 2015

Are you seeing any signs of life? Do the stems bend or break off?
Is this an indoor planting? I will assume so given your location.
I would water and watch! If and when you see leaves growing you could apply a light fertilizer.
If your plant does began to leaf out you may not see any blooms this season.

Here is a link to proper care and pruning of hibiscus.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/hibiscus-container-care.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/tips-for-pruning-hibiscus-plants-when-to-prune-hibiscus.htm

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