buds dropping off tropical hibiscus

averybJune 11, 2007

I purchased 4 tropical hibiscus plants from Hidden Valley Hibiscus (two larger plants and two smaller). I received the plants in April and closely followed the directions given regarding watering and fertilizing. Even purchase they're recommended fertilizer. Have yet to get a bloom. On plant has come close but when the bud gets fairly large and it looks like it is about to bloom, the bud and stem yellow and drop off! Very frustrating! Any advice?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Averyb, are your hibs getting full sunlight? Are they in or outdoors for summer?
Hibs do best outdoors in summer, sitting in full sun..though if you do this, make sure to acclimate first..otherwise leaves will burn.
If you can't place outside, set in a south window..if you don't have south, use a west.
Did you also buy Hidden Valley's soil?
Water the soil thoroughly, but let dry a bit between waterings..Don't keep soil soggy. Also, make sure soil has good drainage. Does your pot have drainage holes?
Also, did you repot? If so, what size did you pot from and to? You don't want to overpot.
I buy Hib food at Plumeria people..been using if for yrs..it's a pellet food..just sprinkle on soil then water.
Are your hibs getting humidity? If not, mist foliage, daily.
How tall are your trees? Toni

    Bookmark   June 11, 2007 at 5:43PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
A very nice "weed"
This one grows as a weed at my place, in that it self...
Main stem brittle, dark brown and withered but the Roots are ...
Hi. So my the stems of my hibiscus have all withered,...
Abelmoschus Manihot problem
I have a question about my Abelmoschus Manihot. I've...
Help with Hibiscus
Hi! I recently bought a bunch of hibiscus on clearance...
Hardy Hibiscus Seed
I see many sellers on Ebay selling hardy hibiscus seeds,...
Betty Levar
Sponsored Products
Amba | Quadro Q-2033 Towel Warmer
$720.00 | YBath
Rose Buds in Square Glass Vase
Custom Addison Upholstered Headboard
Home Decorators Collection
King Dust Skirt
$825.00 | Horchow
Jonathan Adler | Mayfair Lighted Mirror
Chooty and Co. Towers Ash Slub 17 x 17 in. Decorative Throw Pillow - Set of 2 .
$79.99 | Hayneedle
Blue 3014 Side View LED Strip Light 96/m 8mm wide 5m Reel
Etruscan Sunset Giclee Glow Black Bronze Floor Lamp
Lamps Plus
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™