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  6. What causes the leaves on my hibiscus plant to turn yellow?
  7. Do all hibiscus close at night and re-open in the morning?
Asked by bucky1 on June 12, 2012
Why Are My Hibiscus Leaves Turning Yellow?

Why are my hibiscus leaves turning yellow?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are several reasons this can happen. This article explains many of them and will help you decide which is likely for your plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm

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Asked by blueberry on June 12, 2012
Hibiscus Plant

Every few days a number of leaves turn yellow and drop off.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are several reasons this can happen. This article explains many of them and will help you decide which is likely for your plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm

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Asked by wess on June 12, 2012
The Hibiscus Keeps Losing the Buds Before They Bloom

The hibiscus keeps losing the buds before they bloom.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It could be from any number of insects, but thrips or gall midge are most common pests that affect the buds. These articles may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/hibiscus-flowers-hibiscus-blossoms-falling-off-plant.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm

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Asked by nancy valeson on June 18, 2012
Yellow Leaves on Hibiscus

The leaves on my hibiscus plant on the deck are turning yellow. The soil test about 3 on the watering scale. Why are the leaves turning yellow?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are several reasons this can happen, normally associated with stress of some kind. This article explains many of them and will help you decide which is likely for your plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm

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cubadeb

Do the yellow leaves stay supple and remain on the plant? If so, then overwatering or improper drainage could be the culprit. Although they are thirsty plants (even more when it's really hot) you really have to be careful with them and especially if they are potted in plastic pots (the water doesn't evaporate out as quickly as it does in ceramic). Generally in summer I water in their pots every second or third day (unless there is intervening rain) and then I water well - so there is about 1/4 inch of water on top of the soil. After watering check back in about 1/2 hr to ensure that there is no water still on top of the soil and the pot is draining out of the bottom. Hope this is helpful Good luck

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Asked by anji on June 18, 2012
Hibiscus Plants Attacked by Ants

I have one hibiscus plant, which is attacked by ants and some insects. It loses all its leaves, but now some green parts are coming. Now I lwould ike to know what kind of natural thing I can use to kill these ants and insects so my plant can survive.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The ants themselves are not a problem, but they are likely on the plant because of aphids, which can hurt the plant. The ants are attracted to honeydew, the sweet sticky substance that aphids and other sap-sucking pests leave behind. I would try treating the plant with neem oil, which is effective for handling these pests. Here is more information that should help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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Asked by whitehousewi on June 18, 2012
What Causes the Leaves on My Hibiscus Plant to Turn Yellow?

My hibiscus plant seems to be growing and blooming beautifully but the leaves are turning yellow. What might be causing this?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

There are several reasons this can happen, normally associated with stress of some kind. This article explains many of them and will help you decide which is likely for your plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/answers-to-what-causes-hibiscus-leaves-turning-yellow.htm

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Asked by rbenedicktus on June 19, 2012
Do All Hibiscus Close at Night and Re-Open in the Morning?

Do all hibiscus close at night and re-open in the morning?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

The hibiscus flower normally blooms for only one day, opening in the morning and wilting by late afternoon. To compensate for this, the buds grow quickly and are opening all the time.

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