Yellow older leaves on hibiscus

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  1. kia796

    kia796 Active Member

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    This yellowing happened only in the last 2 days. I've read hibiscus need a lot of fertilizer to flower. It was fertilized recently as it will flower in a few days. But why the yellow leaves at the bottom?
     
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    sorry, forgot pic.
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    They're just old leaves getting ready to drop off! Nothing to worry about.
     
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    I recall something about WHERE green/yellow patterns on a "sick" leaf begin and end (i.e. veins vs. margins only).

    The buds and other leaves do look fine though. Thanks Michael.
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Check soil moisture.
     
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    It's wet now after watering with a bit of fertilizer. I understand Hibiscus grow in bogs where native, so didn't think a heavy watering would cause a problem. It looked a tad wilted a couple of days ago, presumably from sunshine at the south window.
     

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