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My Hibiscus Tree Has White Leaves

berta 55 added on May 15, 2011 | Answered

My hibiscus tree has white leaves after taking it outside for the spring. Why? What should I do to prevent this? The temps are warm enough now. It did this last spring, which was its first one, but then perked up and was fine in a few weeks. We have it going on its third summer, its first summer is when we bought it. Thanks.

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Heather
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Answered on May 15, 2011

This is sunscald. It happens when plants are not acclimated before they are brought outside. It will recover. The white leaves will die and new ones will grow in their place. This article will help you with acclimating it next year:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/acclimating-houseplants-outdoors.htm

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