Hibiscus care in different ways

Hibiscus care in winter

The hibiscus is a popular flowering houseplant that can be enjoyed indoors year-round. It’s also a tropical plant, so during the winter it rests in order to prepare for next spring’s blooms. Incoming light and slightly lower highs and lows during the winter months create an ideal environment for your hibiscus to not only survive, but also rest and regroup. It will use this rest period to strengthen its roots, clean itself of leaf litter, and aid in developing beautiful blooms for next spring.

How long do hibiscus plants live

The hibiscus plant is a woody evergreen shrub that can be identified by its ornamental flowers with five petals. There are hundreds of varieties whose size, shape and color vary greatly. These plants will generally live for up to 50 years, but newer hybrids have a lifespan of up to 10 years.

Hibiscus care in spring

In early spring, when tree branches are bare, a hibiscus will start its growth for the season. To re-invigorate the plant and remove the winter damage, hibiscus are cut back in early spring before new growth appears. It takes only a little more than a week to complete this task. Make cuts above a leaf node on each stem. Cut 1/4 inch above the node at a 45-degree downward angle.

Giant hibiscus care

Native to tropical regions around the world, hibiscus are prized for their vibrantly colored flowers and bold, tropical foliage. Bright reds, pinks, oranges and yellows color the garden through summer. Best known for its creamy white, papery blooms, the Giant Single hibiscus plant will grow to reach heights of 15 feet and is a perfect choice for any sunny spot in your garden.

Tropical hibiscus care

When you first get your tropical hibiscus plant, it will probably be a bit stressed by the transition to your home. Give the plant a couple of weeks to settle in and start growing before you jump to conclusions about its health and rate of growth. Once your plant is settled in, water lightly once per week and feed with a water-soluble houseplant fertilizer once every two weeks.

 

 

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