Hibiscus Burnt/Brown spots

Dee.DiazJune 27, 2013


I am new to gardening and bought a hibiscus kiss n tell and transplated it about a week ago into the ground. I live in south florida so i amended the soil with black cow compost. Since then all the buds have dropped off and a few leaves have burnt/brown spots. Could this be from transplant shock? I checked for pest and could not see any. it gets direct sunlight till late afternoon when its shaded by a near by oak I have not fertilized it, should I? Any help I would greatly appreciate. Thanks.

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From experience this either sun burn or fertilizer burn. Seeing that you only have a few leaves suffering, I might suspect the latter. Transplant stress can cause the bud drop as does the heat. Hibs have specific nutritional needs, and often patience is needed.
Hope this helps,

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 9:17PM
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