November 4, 2010
November 4, 2010
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Small brown/yellow spots on edge or tip of leaves (house plant- anthurium ) becoming larger and eroding into the leaf, leaving dry papery brown areas.
Help – not lack of water or overwatering !!
It sounds like fungal leaf spot. If possible, trim away the infected leaves and make sure the leaves stay dry. Normally this issue will clear up on its own if you do this. I would keep it away from other plants, however, as it can spread.
I trimmed two hibiscus bushes last spring (we live in southern Iowa, and I think it was probably late May) and neither of them has bloomed since then. Is there anything I can do so that they will bloom again? Any idea what I might have done wrong?
You may have pruned a bit too late in the season and trimmed off the developing flower buds. In the future, do not prune after the beginning of May. If you follow this, they will bloom fine next year.
When pruning hibiscus plants, they ought to be cut about 33% of the path back, leaving somewhere around a few hubs on the branches for new development to rise. These cuts ought to be made simply over the hubs, leaving about a quarter inch. http://www.dissertationtime.co.uk
I am from West Michigan and I bought this hibiscus tree (approximately 1. 5 feet tall) on clearance the end of this summer. I’m not positive what kind, but tropical for sure. I’ve tried to research exactly what we should do with it over winter, and I haven’t come across definitive answers. Please help!
This is my first year as a homeowner and gardener. We sort of got way ahead of ourselves and didn’t realize all these plants have such ‘requirements’, but even with clearance sales, we still spent tons of money and don’t want them to die by next summer. Any help would be appreciated.
This article will help you with keeping it over the winter: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/wintering-hibiscus-indoors-winter-care-for-hibiscus.htm
It is rather easy. My mother in law keeps hers every winter and it looks gorgeous all summer long.
That sounds like it is either spider mites or mealy bugs. Fortunately, both are treated the same was with various kinds of pesticides. I prefer neem oil myself, as it is very effective, organic and safe for pets and people.
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