I purchased this Hibiscus online. I was concerned when I received the...
I purchased this Hibiscus online. I was concerned when I received the shipping notice as other online nurseries I've used have gotten their plants to me in 2-3 days, but these guys used a very slow method. It seems like this plant was kept moist and deprived of fresh air for too long. My questions are: Can this plant recover? (If so, what needs to be done to help it recover?) If I plant it, can this problem spread to other plants in my garden? Or should I return the plant for a healthy one? (I uploaded the photos, but I can't see them here, so I don't know if you can see them.)
What is the white stuff? Why should I not try to heal the plant? Is that not possible?
It’s actually quite sturdy. It was in the bright sun, with fresh air, roots soaked in some water for awhile, while I waIted for some helpful advice. Surprisingly, much of the white stuff has disappeared.
I’d appreciate a little more information to explain your conclusion before I sentence it to the debris pile. (Without knowing what’s going on I don’t even know if it’s safe to put in the compost pile or yard debris bin.)
It sounds like you’re saying you can’t advise me because you don’t recognize what’s going on. Is there anyone else available to respond who might know something about Hibiscus who might have more complete info?