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Having much experience with both the short answer is yes. The plant lives a fuller more healthy life when properly groomed. The removal of spent blooms benefits the health of the plant. The Hibiscus will continue blooming if spent flowers are not removed but you leave you plant susceptible to destructive insects and mold when it is not properly cared for. ...


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There is conflicting information on this subject - to some extent, it depends on which Hibiscus, that is, whether they're hardy like Hibiscus syriacus, which starts flowering around July on into early autumn, or the more tropical varieties which flower most of the summer. Some sources say not to deadhead, that it discourages further flowering, and others say ...


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You still haven't said what soil you've used in the pots for these plants, but the insects you're seeing, if they're really white and don't fly, could be root aphids or simply soil mites. If the plants are obviously suffering, go and buy some sterilized potting soil (any proprietary ones will be sterilised) take the plants out of their pots, sit them in ...


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Without a picture of the soil and the insects it is very hard to tell but the most likely identification is: fungus gnats: see here and here overwatering is the most common problem with house plants and wet soil encourages fungus gnats If your plants are outside and getting too much water that would match the wilted look the leaves have. The roots are ...



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