Hibiscus does not bloom - you can do that!


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If the hibiscus does not want to bloom, what to do? Instructions on how to prevent the fall of flowers are provided in this article.

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It is annoying when the hoped for hibiscus flower fails. This affects the outdoor hibiscus, as well as the plants in the room or in the tub on the terrace.

Although the flower bud is already present, the flower shrub is very sensitive to disturbances and throws off the bud suddenly. So success depends on how carefully you handle the hibiscus. The following hints may help you here.

What bothers the garden hibiscus?

The exotic shrub native to Asia places high demands on its location and the nutrient content of the soil. There are two main reasons why this garden shrub loses its flower buds and thus refuses to flower.

❶ Maybe the wrong location?

  • When planting, be sure to place your Garden Hibuskus in a sunny spot. Even with partial shade your shrub will be fine.
  • Therefore, avoid a shady and drafty space for your outdoor hibiscus. For lack of sunlight and temperature fluctuations due to draft, prevent the hibiscus bloom.

❷ Possibly a nutrient deficiency?

  • Important for the garden hibiscus is a nutrient-rich soil. It is best to put the young plant in a mixture of sand and compost. Then fertilize it every two weeks with a special liquid fertilizer (available here).
  • A lush flowering requires a healthy plant structure and foliage. It is therefore advisable to fertilize the open-land hibiscus with patent potassium (Kalimagnesia) from late August to mid-September. Potash promotes plant growth and magnesium provides a healthy leaf.

What affects the room or bucket hibiscus

The hibiscus reacts particularly sensitively in the room or on the terrace to moisture, temperature and light conditions. Therefore, you should absolutely make sure that these conditions are met exactly.

❶ Is the water balance correct?

  • Also, the disturbance of the water balance can be a cause for the elimination of the flower. After all, the hibiscus in the room and on the terrace very demanding as regards the pouring. Give the hibiscus too much water, then it reacts with a growth disorder and subsequent bud fall. Too much drought has the same consequences.
  • Keep the plant evenly moist. They may, however, only pour again when the upper layer of earth has dried. It is also recommended to use stale water at room temperature for pouring.
  • Excessive water in the planter you pour out necessarily, which otherwise leads to waterlogging and Wurzelelfäulnis.

❷ Is the plant in draft?

  • Drafts can lead to greater temperature fluctuations, especially in changeable weather. Then the hibiscus reacts sensitively to the window and on the terrace and then throws off the flower buds. If you are airing, then you should definitely avoid drafting.
  • When choosing the location on the terrace, check in advance how the wind conditions are. It may be airy, but not drafty.

❸ Does the hibiscus get enough light?

  • Light is of great importance for the beautiful flowers of your hibiscus. Too little sun is a cause of the Blühmüdigkeit.
  • Even if you move the hibiscus a lot, you change the light and the plant gets stressed. The best thing is, you place your flowering shrub directly where it will find the best conditions for the next few months.

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