Posted by Teresa on April 30, 2003 at 15:15:20:
In Reply to: Re: Twisted Hibiscus Tree posted by SHARON HARTUNG on November 26, 2002 at 04:59:03:
: : Yellowing of leaves comes from a change in environment, but also from inadequate watering. My hibiscus is doing the same thing in the basement, I fertilized yesterday and picked off the yellow leaves.
: OK..........I'M STILL HAVING THE PROBLEM WITH THE YELLOWING LEAVES. IT'S LOOSING ABOUT 4-5 A DAY BUT IT DOES CONTINUE TO PUT OUT NEW AND HEALTHY LOOKING NEW LEAVES. THE TOP HALF OF THE TREE IS ALMOST BALD. THE ROOM IS ABOUT 70 AND THERE IS PLENTY OF LIGHTING AND NATURAL LIGHT FROM THE OUTSIDE. I'M SO DISAPPOINTED IN THE PLANT.......IT WAS SO BEAUTILFUL IN THE SPRING AND SUMMER AND NOW IT LOOKS JUST AWFUL AND I DON'T WANT IT TO DIE. WHAT KIND AND HOW MUCH FERTILIZER DO I USE? PLEASE HELP!!!! AND MANY MANY THANKS
: : Keep it under the flourescents (at least 2 four foot 40w tubes) and water when the soil two inches under the surface is dry to the touch.
: : Good luck,
: : Mike
My Hibiscus does this every fall when I bring it in. It yellows, drops all it's leaves,then will start to grow new ones. It looks loke a Charlie Brown tree for about a month then it starts looking better again. Hopefully this is what yours is doing.
Good luck, Teresa