Hibiscus Not Budding
Hi all, it's that time of year again. In March I transplanted my hibiscus to a larger pot and started putting it outside. It's a tropical "Amy Lynne" hibiscus, so I didn't leave it outside obviously when that hard freeze and flurries stuff happened a couple weeks ago. It was growing well during the winter under an energy-efficient light bulb, but now that it's outside, paradoxically, it's sorta stopped growing! I adjusted it to the light level outside, so there weren't sunburnt leaves.. the plant actually looks pretty good, but now that it's been outside in like 7 hours of direct sun every day for a month and a half, shouldn't there be buds on it by now? and the new leaves it tried to put on have just stayed the size they were like 2.5 weeks ago. I bought another hibiscus plant, a smaller one and compared the leaves, and the leaves on the old plant are sorta yellow (just barely not as dark as the other hibiscus leaves). I've been using Garden-safe 3 in 1 to try and keep away the bugs, only a light spray once every 2 weeks. So at first I figured it was a micronutrient deficiency, so I decided to use miracle-grow lightly on the leaves, a foliar feeding. I figure it's either a deficiency or I upgraded to too big of a pot (which I really don't think that's the problem). I think most likely it's my potting soil has turned alkaline. Am I going down the right path?