Deadheading hibiscus

dmcevenueJune 12, 2007

I've just bought my first hibiscus plant - do I leave the little green socket on the plant after the bloom has dropped off, or should it be snipped off?



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nobreyner(z9 Houston)

There's no problem with leaving them on the plant. The plant will know that the flower was not pollinated then will drop the pod on its own.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 7:42AM
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watergal(z6/7 Westminster, MD)

Sometimes my outdoor ones do get pollinated and start to form a seed pod, at which point I snip them off.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2007 at 9:20AM
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nobreyner(z9 Houston)

Exactly, and you will notice which ones those are. I tend to my plants daily and know which blooms opened and when they fell off. If you notice that the pod stays on the plant more than two or three days before turning yellow then deadhead.

Or if you are up to it nip it in the bud and just pinch them off just after the bloom dies. It only takes a second to do.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 7:31AM
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Thanks everybody - I'll check them every day - they're so gorgeous it's not hard to do!

    Bookmark   June 13, 2007 at 10:00PM
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