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Q.Repotting braided hibiscus tree and bulb fell off. Will this kill the plant?

Zone Plymouth ma 02360 | Cwgirl05 added on June 30, 2019 | Answered

Tried to send picture, but it wouldn’t attach..it has all new leaves sprouting, prior to repotting, but now has no bulb. Does it need a bulb to grow further, which fell out of pot and broke in half.
Please advise, thx Trudy

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Answered on July 1, 2019

Although these don't grow from a bulb, I believe that I understand what you are saying. The root ball fell off.

Usually, you will get better results planting the root ball than you will the top, although you do lose the braid. Most of the time, this portion of the plant is too large to set good roots, and will die off. The root ball, however, will resprout.

This article will help you to reform a new tree from the root mass: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/braided-hibiscus-trees.htm

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