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Hibiscus - wierd problem - please help !!!

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by sowraj, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. sowraj

    sowraj Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi all,

    I have an hibiscus plant in pot.. hybrid variety...
    had nice flowers initially...
    now there are buds coming up and they just open up and before blooming then fall off... as if we plucked them....
    everyday i find one bud lying down on the floor half bloomed(just opened to reveal the flower).. in this stage they fall off...

    what could be the reason.. lost about 5 flowers like this...
    plant is green growing getting new buds.. no white patches..

    what sthe reason PLEASE HELP ME....:drowning
     
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  2. Arunadhri

    Arunadhri Bronze IL'ite

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  3. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    sowmya,


    Do you have squirrels. they also cause this..:rotfl:rotfl
     
  4. sowraj

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    Arunadri... may be its infected but i didn see any kind of insects outside... but i am not sure if something is inside....
    thinkning of checking with the nursery i bought the plant...

    Shanvy,

    I dont think there are any squirrels around...
     
  5. Rakhii

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    How much water are you giving them? Maybe you are giving them too much?
     
  6. sowraj

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    used to water only in mornig but from this weekend started doing in evening too cos the summer heat is drying them like anything...

    what sthe right amount to water???????
     
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    Sowraj, I have a feeling the plant is not in the right sun-light zone. I mean, if the soil is drying by evening, its under direct sunlight right now, isnt it? Can you (if its growing in a pot) transfer to a place where it gets indirect sunlight? Even though hibiscus is a hardy plant, it has its limits too. Perhaps its too hot i=under direct light.

    As for watering the plants, usually I make sure that the soil is moist. When I say this, i mean the entire pot. Sometimes the top layer might look dry, but if you inset a stick and see, you will find moisture inside. Know what I mean? If you water again, you are giving it too much.
     
  8. sowraj

    sowraj Bronze IL'ite

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    i get yourpoint rakhi..

    will try to change the location and also the watering let me check, i have not tried with a stick or anything before... thatnks for the info..
     
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    Add manure, red soil and some pesticides. It will bloom very well. The soil must be healthy.
     
  10. sowraj

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    thanks canwait

    Luckily had one flower blooming yesterday without falling off..
    have 2 more buds.. .keeping fingers crossed.. hope they bloom too...
     

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