Hibiscus are deciduous shrubs with dark green leaves; the plants can grow to 15 feet tall in frost-free areas. Flowers may be up to 6 inches diameter, with colors ranging from yellow to peach to red. Hibiscus can be planted singly or grown as a hedge plant; they can also be pruned into a single-stemmed small tree. The flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
- Plant Type. Outdoor Plant
- Product Height. 12 to 36 Inches
- Season. Evergreen
- Sunlight. When you care for a hibiscus, you should remember that hibiscus flower best in temperatures between 16-32 C.
- Watering. When hibiscus are in their blooming stage, they require large amounts of water. Your hibiscus will need daily watering in warm weather.
- Growing in containers. Hibiscus plants prefer a cozy fit when growing in a container. This means that they should be slightly root bound in the pot and when you do decide to repot, give the hibiscus only a little bit more room. Always make sure that your growing hibiscus plant has excellent drainage.
- Fertilising. A growing hibiscus plant needs lots of nutrients in order to bloom well. In the summer, use a high potassium fertilizer. You can either use a diluted liquid fertilizer one a week, a slow release fertilizer once a month or you can add a high potassium compost to the soil.