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Why are leaves of my young hibiscus plants turning yellow?

2 months ago

I started these from cuttings over 6 months ago. They were first rooted in water which took several month before planting them in soil. ( My previous attempts to root hibiscus in soil would invariably fail, sooner or later ). They did initially quite well and grew new leaves. But lately each one of the starter plants have some yellowing leaves, some already fell off. Most of the yellowing leaves were the oldest, the ones I had left on the stems originally, but one of the plants shows some yellowing areas on almost all leaves. Or was it caused by the insecticidal soap and neem oil treatments they received because of white flies that I could not totally eliminate from the parents plant ? What to do ?

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