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Old 04-19-2016, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hibiscus falling over, ques ?


Hello to all,

We had 12-14" of rain Sun-nite Monday...one of my Hibiscus fell over and leaning on a pool column...it's about 6 - 6 1/2 ft tall. Planted it last May 2015, never trimmed it bc no frosts and it has TONS red flowers. Have 3 more tall ones and 4 bush-like ones...all of them are ok.

Just seeking advice on what to do long term, but for now, I put a nail in the fence behind plant, then ran twine around the front of the plant and pulled twine forward. I also applied some soil to the back side and once the plant was strung-up, I stepped firmly on the ground multiple times. The string is pretty tight and the 3-5 stalks pulled back are bunched-up. Just wanted to know is this the plan or should I cut them all back 3 feet and take off some pressure?

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Old 05-26-2016, 12:05 PM   #2
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Hello to all,

We had 12-14" of rain Sun-nite Monday...one of my Hibiscus fell over. . .

THanks, tstex
Didn't see you never got an answer. Did it straighten back up? They're really common in Hawaii, of course, and the rain knocks plants down, & they get heavier taking in the water, but usually straighten back up.

That's a lot of water!
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No answer - I just tied some string to the fence and ran it around the trunks and pulled them all back to a straight up position...still that way right now.

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Old 05-29-2016, 10:10 AM   #4
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No answer - I just tied some string to the fence and ran it around the trunks and pulled them all back to a straight up position...still that way right now.

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If you want them less top heavy, of course, you can prune the tops. But, they sound beautiful!
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