I’m hoping you came to this page because you were thinking about adding cocoa husks as mulch for your Rhododendron plants. Because you love your Rhododendrons so much you looked this up on almighty Google before doing the mulching deed. So now I answer your question..
Can I add cocoa husks as mulch to my Rhododendron plant?
NO! DON’T DO IT!
Our 3 year old beloved Rhododendron plant had some weeds starting in the container, so we decided to add some mulch around it. It sure gets hot on that roof, so we thought it would help lock in that moisture too. That day in the garden though we didn’t have our phones on us to first look if this was a good idea.. so we did it. Cocoa husks acts like great mulch for lots of plants and it’s fantastic as compost material, so this would be ok, right?
Now, a little flick at the plant and all it’s leaves fell off. Oh how sad…
But now, sniffle sniffle.
I won’t lose all hope for this Rhododendron, but please whatever you do.. learn from our garden tears, don’t add cocoa husks with your Rhododendrons!
Now hug me.