My efforts finally paid off. My yellow Hibiscus finally revived and gifted me with a single bloom.
All I did was prune the dying plant and apply compost to the pot. And then I watered it faithfully everyday.
Don't underestimate the potency of compost. This stuff really works! A Japanese bamboo from the office was all dried up and so bare that I thought the plant was a write off. But I took it home and fed it with compost.
Slowly but surely, the plant revived and came back with vigor. The leaves are now dark green and shiny. I was amazed. Too bad I did not take photos to document it.
I have been collecting my kitchen waste (vegetables and fruits only) for composting. I place a plastic pail by the sink and all my vegetable trimmings and fruit peels go into the pail. That includes egg shells too.
Then I empty the pail into a big flower pot which acts as my compost bin. I cover the kitchen waste with dried leaves and soil from pots which have been exhausted. Once in a while, I give the organic materials a good stir.
Once decomposed and broken down, what I have is rich black compost which I apply to my pots and on the ground where my plants grow. Some of my other plants that have benefited from the compost are my pink Hibiscus and Adenium.
I note that the color of the blooms are deeper and more brilliant.
Another benefit of composting (and separating my paper, plastic and other organic waste) is that I have less rubbish to throw. That saves me a lot of plastic bags which are few and far between now that supermarkets and shops have stopped giving free plastic bags.