What's your question? Ask

Container Hibiscus Plants

Q.potted hibiscus after hailstorm

Anonymous added on June 3, 2015 | Answered

My potted hibiscus likes to spend the summer outdoors in the sun. However, we had a dreadful, hard hailstorm here. It came up so quickly I didn’t get my potted plant in. Most of its leaves are broken/shredded — looks like they’ve been chewed, except it was the large hailstones that broke up the leaves. Should I remove the broken leaves or leave them on? If I took them off, the plant would be just about denuded, as are many of the bushes, trees, and wild raspberry plants around here since last Monday’s storm (south shore of Lake Superior).

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 4, 2015

They should recover and regrow their leaves. You can remove them if you want but you may want to treat them with neem oil to protect them from any possible insect or fungal problems that may arise from the stress they've incurred.

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Container Hibiscus Plants
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert