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Q.my hibiscus plants leaves are turning yellow?

jzirpoli711 added on May 16, 2012 | Answered

I just got the plant for Mother’s Day and always wanted one, but the leaves are turning yellow. What tips do you have on replanting it in a container so it could be brought inside in fall? I live in Buffalo, NY.
It is in the sun and I am watering it daily. I have not replanted it yet, any tips?

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Answered on May 17, 2012

Hibiscus do not like over watering or too much room to grow (if planted in a container). Yellow leaves usually mean too much water, but conversely can also mean not enough. Try cutting back on the watering (only when top 3-4 inches are dry), give it a chance to recover, and try again. Replanting should be fine, but I would wait until the plant begins to perk up a bit. This article should also help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm

Here is info on caring for your hibiscus plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/how-to-care-for-hibiscus-plants.htm

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