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Hibiscus: Is this a fungus or seasonal leaf drop?

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LAS14
Albany, ME
(Zone 4b)

December 21, 2012
9:56 AM

Post #9363835

We have 4 indoor hibiscus plants. Back in September one of them developed yellowing leaves with black spots on the back and other disfigurement. Spraying with a fungicide seemed to stop it. Now, in late December, all four plants have yellowing leaves, but no other disfigurement. Do hibiscus seasonally drop their leaves? We've had them for a long time, and I seem to recall yellowing in the past that didn't concern me, but after the fungal experience I'm afraid not to spray. But I don't want to as it involves moving heavy plants into the middle of the room on a piece of plastic.

The first 3 pictures are the scruffy ones from September (actually early October by the time I took the pictures), and the last 2 are from December.

TIA
LAS

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Beach_Barbie
Kure Beach, NC
(Zone 9a)

December 25, 2012
10:49 AM

Post #9366772

Looks like normal leaf die off to me. During the Winter, it's completely normal for this to happen. They aren't curled up as they were in September, just old.
Barb

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