Hibiscus - remove brown and yellow leaves?

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  1. Jacque

    Jacque New Seed

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    My potted hibiscus tree has wilting leaves and the leaves are turning brown from the bottom to the top very quickly. I think it is hibiscus disease and read to remove yellow leaves and do not water but spray all leaves top and back side. My question is do I remove the really brown almost dead leaves as well as the yellow ones.

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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I would, leaving the almost dead leaves causes the plant to put energy into trying to save them. If you remove them then the plant will have more energy to heal without wasting energy on leaves that are not going to get better.
     
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    Hi Toni...thanks for that. It makes sense to remove the almost dead leaves.
     
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