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by VM on April 22, 2005 09:51 PM
Hi, I have a large potted hibiscus plant. It bloomed with lovely red flowers the first year I bought it but has never bloomed after that. It needs lots of water as the leaves become limp in 2-3 days and revive with watering. The plant is growing well and needs cutting back every year altho some leaves regularly dry up and fall off. Nary a bud tho. Any ideas how to make this fellow flower?
Thanks
V
by phoenix on April 22, 2005 10:02 PM
[wayey] vm. welcome!!
i'm not too positive, but maybe a little fertilizer would help to promote some blooming.

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by SN on April 23, 2005 12:58 AM
What I learned about hibiscus plants is that you need to cut off much of the new leaf growth every spring if you want them to bloom.

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by tkhooper on April 23, 2005 01:20 AM
HI

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by JV on April 23, 2005 01:53 AM
phoenix is right you need some good fertilizer I am organic so you can guess what I use on my Hibiscus. I over wintered 28 in the house all have done well. My Luna Blush and Luna Red I planted in the ground are coming back real nice. I do not cut back the Hibiscus I brought in the house. Make sure you don't over water. Duckie sent me some Manhot Sweet Yellow seeds they are doing great as is my Adkins white and Ros seedlings. I fertilize in spring and in fall. Living in Texas have to watch the water close so as not to over or under water. Hope this helps.
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by loz on April 23, 2005 02:59 AM
Welcome to the forum VM!!!! Very nice to have you here......I'm going to go ahead and move this post to the plants and flowers topic okay?

Laura [wayey]

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