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Problem with Tropical Hibiscus Leaves Turning YellowBy: Julie Day
Why are the leaves on my tropical hibiscus turning yellow? -Carol
If your tropical hibiscus has a few yellow leaves here and there, it’s nothing to worry about, as the plants regularly renew their leaves by yellowing and dropping the old ones. However, if most of the leaves are yellow, or the plant looks wilted or stunted, it’s a sign that something’s not right.
Tropical hibiscus plants are very vulnerable to environmental changes. Bringing them indoors or out, repotting, and changes in their care can cause the plant to become stressed. Even minor changes that you might not notice can cause problems.
Sometimes yellowing of hibiscus leaves is a sign of temporary distress, and the plant will recover. At other times, it can be a sign of a more serious problem that must be addressed to save the plant.
Causes of Yellow Leaves on Hibiscus
Unfortunately, figuring out the cause of the yellowing leaves requires a bit of detective work, because it can come from lots of different causes. Here are some things to check on your hibiscus:
How to Care for Hibiscus
Once you’ve sleuthed out the cause of the problem, here are some tips for getting your plant back on track:
- Be Patient: Plant problems can be difficult to diagnose and often take trial and error to correct. Once you hit upon the right solution, your hibiscus plant should recover nicely.
- How to Grow Hibiscus (article)
- How to Grow Swamp Hibiscus (article)
- How to Spruce Up a Summer Garden with Tropical Plants (article)
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