curling leaves on potted hibiscus

vtandreaJuly 13, 2014

Last year I bought a gorgeous hibiscus called Purple Galaxy. It thrived and produced many blossoms. I brought it inside for the winter and it remained green and lush, even bringing forth more flowers while in my sunroom. I brought it outside to spend the summer on my front porch (northwest orientation) where it was last summer. Now the topmost leaves are quite tightly curled and I see no buds forming. When this started, I unpotted the plant and found it was quite rootbound, so I put it in a larger pot. Maybe I went up too large? It's also having a yellowed leaf about every other day for no explicable reason. (It's getting fertilized with time-release sprinkles.) Does anyone have any ideas?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

yes.. i do have an idea .. post a pic ...

you are noting yellow leaves after repotting ...

sounds like transplant shock ...

ken

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 10:46AM
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carrboro(NC 7b)

Did you uncurl the leaves to see what is at the center? Hybiscus attracts insects that curl the leaves and build a nest there.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 1:31PM
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vtandrea

The plant was having yellow leaves before I repotted it. And the leaves aren't curled tightly, they're just "cupped". No insects in there. I've even looked with my magnifying glass. Keep those suggestions coming though!

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 4:14PM
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