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Hibiscus not flowering


I have an Hibiscus in a pot that grows really well and lots of foliage, but I have had it - must be 5yrs, but never had a flower.. any ideas?

I know I had a Wisteria in a pot that didn't flower - until I planted it in a south facing patch than it went mad and is beautiful every year.. maybe same treatment needed?


  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,293
    Bumping this up the list.
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Hibiscus like sun and good drainage, has it got it and have you fed it ever?

  • marynmaryn Posts: 10

    Hi, Yes I do feed it during summer. Its in a container/pot with MP compost. It is in sunny position too. I haven't changed compost - only top dressed..

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    I'd repot using John Innes No3 compost. Although they like good drainage they do like a drink, give it a feed with a high potash fertilizer (tomato food) around June, they flower late so be prepared to wait a bit.

  • marynmaryn Posts: 10

    Thank you very much.. Should I put it into a bigger pot or keep to same size with JI compost? I do use tomato feed.. So I will wait and see..


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Have a look at the rootball, if all the roots are on the outside then one size bigger pot, if not keep it in the same pot.

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