Hibiscus Plants

Hibiscus Plant Has Blooms but Leaves Are Yellow

Lotus added on March 19, 2015 | Answered

My hibiscus plant has blooms but the leaves are turning yellow and curled. It does not look healthy.  What can I do to make it healthy? When I bought the plant, the leaves were little bit curled up and I thought it was due to the winter season in California. Later I noticed some aphids on the leaves. There was a ladybug sitting on the leaves and eating the aphids too. The aphids were kind of black in color. I repotted the plant, and watered it when needed. Now it looks very unhealthy. I am thinking of taking the plant to Lowes where I bought the plant. If they don't take the plant, I don't know how to save it. Please help.

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Answered on March 19, 2015

I would reinspect your hibiscus for more aphids as leaf curl could be a sign you still have an infestation. If you have aphids, you will need to treat for it and I have included a link below that will tell you just how to do that.

I have also included an article on the care of hibiscus plants - please take a moment to review it. Leaf problems could be attributed to imbalances in light, water and nutrients.

Aphid treatments:

Hibiscus care:

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