Container Hibiscus Plants

Why Are My Hibiscus Flowers Breaking Off the Stems Before They Bloom?

AnnieM added on July 6, 2012 | Answered

Why are my hibiscus flowers breaking off the stems before they bloom? They are inside and in a pot with a lot of peat moss.

Share this Question:
Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Check here if you would like to receive notifications every time this question is answered.
You are subscribed to receive notifications whenever this question is answered.
Answered on July 12, 2012

Could something be eating them? You could take the plant outside and pull it out of the pot, check the peat moss and around the roots for invaders. Also, I've seen mice bite through stems just below the leaves, presumably to get the moisture in the stems. If the flower stems are soft, brown and wilty before the buds fall off, try increasing the light - that's always the first thing to try with flowering plants indoors. And don't fertilize too much, and use high-middle-number when you do.

Was this answer useful?
Looking for more?
Here are more questions about Container Hibiscus Plants

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

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