> > I've put my hibiscus outside for the summer. It was thriving
> > lots of leaves but now the leaves are fading and starting to fall off.
> > seem to remember this from last year too, so waited till all threat of
> > had passed. But damn it, it's happening again and I don't know why.
> > think my zone is 5 (Ontario), if that matters.
> > Elaine
> I have heard that you should ease the indoor/outdoor transition, I think
> by putting them in the different location for a few hours per day in the
> beginning. I also think they don't like temps below around 50 (10 deg
> C), and in Ohio we have had those as nighttime temps recently. My
> hibiscus didn't do that well indoors over the winter, but it is perking
> up a bit outdoors now! Good luck!
I bet that's what happened. Was still not warm enough to be left
outdoors. A pity, because it was looking good - even after the winter. But
it's not dead yet and I'll remember for next year. Thanks.