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Deadheading hibiscus

Posted by debsz5 Z5 OntCan (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 12, 07 at 6:33

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?

Thanks
Debs


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RE: Deadheading hibiscus

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.


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RE: Deadheading hibiscus

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


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RE: Deadheading hibiscus

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.


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RE: Deadheading hibiscus

Thanks everybody - I'll check them every day - they're so gorgeous it's not hard to do!


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