Two Hibiscus Plants That Have Lost Their Leaves
I bring them into a sunroom in the winter and they seem to do fine. I put them outside this spring -- about a month ago and they have lost their leaves. The branches seem to be alive and there is some growth. Should I cut them back as they are pretty "leggy"?
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Yes, cutting them back will encourage new growth. I wouldn't trim more than 1/3 - 1/2.