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How To Revive a Dying Hibiscus Plant (Causes & Fixes)

Same spot, same person, but a different topic, so there are some new things to learn; still, I think it will be worthwhile. Since I like plants, flowers, and anything else related to nature, I must admit that I enjoy writing these kinds of posts. I am the one who truly experiences the joy that nature, and particularly flowers, provide. I love spending time with flowers and caring for them because I feel like it is the one time of the day when I am completely at ease, and I give it all I have to keep them healthy and take the best possible care of them.

But occasionally issues might arise; even if you put in a lot of work, it doesn’t guarantee that you won’t watch your flowers suffer or die. I know this may hurt much since you care for them as if they were your children. However, we should be aware that issues like these are quite common; the best thing to do is to get to know our flower and discover ways to revive it.

Therefore, the topic of today’s article will be how to save a dying hibiscus. Your hibiscus may have several issues, and you may even notice that it is beginning to die. Despite this, there are several ways to bring it back to life. However, before you can begin to address the problem, you must first identify its root causes.

Let’s not waste much time on this part and move on to the main part of this article, which I know you will find intriguing. In this article, I decided to first mention the causes that may lead to Hibiscus dying and then give the necessary advice and keep you informed about the ways you can revive your Hibiscus.

Why Is Your Hibiscus Dying? – Causes/Ways To Fix It

And now it’s time to start talking about the reasons why hibiscus die, and as we learn more about those reasons, I’ll start talking about how to solve the issues that arise.


When we think of flowers, the first thing that comes to mind is watering. While some people may believe that by giving flowers more water, they would develop more quickly and healthily, this is untrue. Like when you overwater a flower, overwatering the hibiscus will likely result in a variety of issues.

Hibiscus indeed prefers damp soil, yet there is a distinction between moist and wet soil. Before watering your hibiscus, you should bear in mind that if the soil is too wet, bacterial and fungal illnesses may develop, and the plant will eventually have yellow and decaying leaves.

Root rot may also happen if you overwater your hibiscus because water will pool around the roots and prevent the plant from breathing.

But don’t worry; I’ll explain what you need to do in this situation. If you see that the leaves of your hibiscus are becoming yellow, you should first inspect the roots. If you find any that are black or brown, you must cut them out, then you must wait for the healthy roots to air-dry for 24 hours before replanting your hibiscus.


As I have explained, hibiscus wants their soil to be damp. Therefore, when it is submerged, the soil surrounding the roots will dry up, which may result in the leaves becoming yellow and even dying. Therefore, you need to make certain that you are watering your hibiscus appropriately. Hibiscus must be watered properly for the interior portions of the soil as well as the top layer to receive moisture.

To ensure that your hibiscus has received adequate water, you should water it according to a schedule to avoid issues like these. Don’t water it any less than necessary, and before you do, consider a variety of factors including the environment and weather in your area. To determine if the top layer of soil is dry or not before watering the Hibiscus, touch it. Therefore, if it is sufficiently dry, it is necessary to water your hibiscus.

Cold Temperatures

First of all, I want to warn you that because hibiscus is a tropical plant, it goes without saying that they cannot endure freezing temperatures. If it is kept in a location where the nightly temperature is lower than 16 degrees Celsius, you will notice that your hibiscus begins to lose its leaves and turns a different color.

Therefore, you should bring your hibiscus indoors and let it recuperate on its own if you see that it is losing leaves due to the temps. As you can see, the procedure is straightforward.

Low Humidity

In this situation, low humidity is crucial since the hibiscus prefers high humidity levels. Low humidity throughout the winter months may cause your hibiscus to lose leaves when brought indoors, which is known as defoliation in hibiscus plants. And as a result, you may notice your hibiscus deteriorating.

If you keep your hibiscus indoors throughout the winter, you must sprinkle it with water from a spray bottle to prevent it from dying, which is indicated by low humidity. Therefore, the low interior humidity is decreased as a result of the moist leaves.

Insufficient Sunlight

Your Hibiscus needs at least 5 hours every day of direct sunshine if you want it to develop properly, produce more blooms with perfect colors, and stay healthy. Therefore, you must confirm that there is not enough sunshine if you find that your hibiscus plants are producing fewer blooms than usual.

If your plant is inside, all you need to do is transfer it to a location where it can get adequate sunshine; it’s that easy. Additionally, if the plant is outside, you must determine whether any nearby plants are preventing the Hibiscus from receiving enough light.

Nutrient Deficiency

Since hibiscus loves to be fed frequently and prefers soil rich in minerals and nutrients, yellowing leaves may be an indication of nutritional insufficiency. It most frequently occurs in potted plants and if the soil is not changed for a prolonged period.

You must repot your plant in a larger container with new gardening soil that is rich in minerals and nutrients if you want to preserve your dying Hibiscus plant that is suffering from the nutrient deficit.

Final Words

I’m composing my final paragraph for this article right now. Since I know that many of you have had issues like this with your plants, it was a joy for me to create this post to keep you updated about your Hibiscus and provide you with some vital information on how to revive your dying Hibiscus.

I sincerely hope that everyone who reads this article will like it and find it useful.

Keep waiting, guys, because there will be a lot more articles to come.

Further Reading

You might discover some other articles in this part that could be of interest to you. If you enjoy caring for succulents and you discover that some of your succulents have black spots, you may read this article to learn why they happen before moving on to another one to learn more about the phases of growth of succulents.

If you want to learn why your cactus is going white, read this post. After that, read this intriguing article where we discuss several succulent plant varieties that develop more quickly than usual.

Aurora Hansen

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