Hibiscus Plants

Is My Hibiscus Dead?


Anonymous added on April 6, 2011 | Answered

I have two hibiscus (1 1/2 - 2 inch diameter and about 5 1/2 feet tall). They have been pruned back many times and the blooms did not start until about two feet off the ground. We had several days below 32 degrees. I covered the plants and base, but all leaves are gone with no sign of buds, even pruned all branches back at least a foot.


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Nikki
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Answered on April 7, 2011

If the stems are still alive, they will regrow their leaves and there is also a chance the roots are alive and they will regrow from the roots. I would give them a month, and if you do not see growth by then, they are most likely dead. These articles will help you as well:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/tips-for-saving-cold-damaged-plants.htm

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