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Bad luck any suggestions?

Posted by VikingPrincess 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Mar 25, 14 at 21:13

Has anyone tried growing hibiscus hydroponically? It seems to be my last choice of keeping them alive as growing in dirt always ends up with a dead plant.
I have tried over wintering the Hawaiian type hibiscus in the house and I've tried not cutting them back and keeping it warm and them watered. Nothing I do works someone even gave me one she kept alive for many years in her house in my neighborhood. I kill every one of them. Everything else I grow I end up having to give some away they do so well but not my favorite flower.


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RE: Bad luck any suggestions?

VikingPrincess,
There are several here that would love to help you further.

I think that hydroponics will be more expensive and time consuming for the desired results. I overwintered about 60+ tropical varieties this past year, and I have no problem assisting you.

Ed


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OK thank you Ed I would appreciate any advice you can give please. Kirsten.


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Kirsten,

Can you provide examples?

Ed


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The last two I had kept a heat lamp on the soil over the winter and watered whenever they felt dry. Both lost all their leaves which I had read to expect to happen. Spring came and one of them started to leaf out again. When it was about 80 degrees outside I moved them to the back yard. They got watered when the soil felt dry and one dropped the one leaf and the other never leafed out again. I kept at it for a couple of months and finally gave up. I've read articles on the web but I'm really not sure what I did wrong. The last two were purchased at Lowe's so not sure if it's their stock or my miss handling.


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