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Q.Why Is My Hibiscus Plant’s Fruits Dying Shortly After The Petals Fall Off?

Zone Quezon city, Philippines | Anonymous added on July 10, 2021 | Answered

I tried pollinating a hibiscus flower with it’s own pollen. The flowers and the plant seems ok. The blooms are beautiful. But the fruit that comes out after pollination just dries out and falls off the plant. Just the fruits, the flowers and leaves are ok. I have checked for insects such as thrips but found nothing. Why is that?

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Answered on July 26, 2021

Some cultivars are self-fertile, and some are not. It could be very likely that yours is not.You will have to find out which cultivar that you have and see if it can self-pollinate.

Otherwise, you can ask the place that you purchased the plant from.

Here is an article that will help you to grow the shrub:


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