zeeshan112
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Hibiscus yellowing

Hi everyone

My hibiscus is starting to show some signs of yellow leaves. Please see pic attached. What can I do to correct this?
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applestar
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Re: Hibiscus yellowing

It really looks like the pot is too small. It's a good idea to see if the plant is pot-bound.
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Re: Hibiscus yellowing

The pot may be too small, but from observing my Hibiscus I've noticed that leaves turn yellow like that quite often; I think it's just the normal life cycle of the leaves. Now, if they all start turning yellow....

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Re: Hibiscus yellowing

The pot is small but I agree with John, the hibiscus looks healthy and the leaves are just sinescing. If you want the hibiscus to bush out more you can cut the top and propagate it to start another plant. Otherwise, the hibiscus is just likely to get taller but won't branch out much.
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Re: Hibiscus yellowing

:) I yield to the more knowledgeable members -- I haven't had hibiscus for a while now -- so my memory and knowledge/info is no longer fresh :wink:
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