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curling leaves on potted hibiscus

Posted by vtandrea z4 VT (My Page) on
Sun, Jul 13, 14 at 9:22

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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RE: curling leaves on potted hibiscus

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

you are noting yellow leaves after repotting ...

sounds like transplant shock ...


RE: curling leaves on potted hibiscus

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

RE: curling leaves on potted hibiscus

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!

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