Hibiscus Mutabilis - Plant

These plants have a very fast growth rate. The Confederate rose was at one time very common in the area of the Confederate States of America, which is how its common name was derived. It grows well in full sun or partial shade, and prefers rich, well-drained soil.
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About Hibiscus Mutabilis

Many people who are growing a hibiscus plant choose to do so in a container. This allows them to move the hibiscus plant to ideal locations, depending on the time of year. Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae.

It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Member species are often noted for their showy flowers and are commonly known simply as hibiscus, or less widely known as rose mallow. Hibiscus plants prefer a cosy fit when growing in a container.

This means that they should be slightly root bound in the pot and when you do decide to re-pot, give the hibiscus only a little bit more room. Always make sure that your growing hibiscus plant has excellent drainage. The genus includes both annual and perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees. Flowers may be up to 6 inches diameter, with colours 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. 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 colours 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 Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Confederate rose, cotton rosemallow
Maximum Reachable Height 12 to 15 feet
Flower Colour White in the morning, turning pink during noon and red in the evening of the same day
Bloom Time Lasts from summer through fall
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

Many people who are growing a hibiscus plant choose to do so in a container. This allows them to move the hibiscus plant to ideal locations, depending on the time of year. Hibiscus plants prefer a cosy fit when growing in a container. This means that they should be slightly root bound in the pot and when you do decide to re-pot, give the hibiscus only a little bit more room. Always make sure that your growing hibiscus plant has excellent drainage

Hibiscus Mutabilis care

Plant in spring, summer, or fall, spacing plants 3 to 6 feet apart. Dig a hole only as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide. If your soil is in very poor condition, amend the soil you ve removed from the hole with a small amount of compost. Otherwise don t amend it at all.
Carefully remove the plant from the container and set it in the hole. Fill the hole half full with soil, then water it well to settle the soil and eliminate air pockets. Let the water drain, then fill the remainder of hole with soil and water thoroughly.

Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Hibiscus like water but do not let it stand with wet feet.The soil needs to dry up between watering to protect from root rot. Make certain no excess water remains in the planter half an hour after watering. Pay particularly attention to this for plants that are placed in a cool spot where the temperature stays below 60F (+16C).
Soil Hibiscus want loamy but not too heavy soil. Regular quality potting soil with added compost is an ideal base.The soil should be coarse rather than fine. Watch out for soil that is mainly fine peat, it tends to compact in the pots, resulting in badly aerated roots.
Temperature Between 60 to 90 degrees C. (16 to 32 degrees C)
Fertilizer For prolific flowering, hibiscus must have regular feeding every week during the growth period, March-October. Water soluble formulas can be used with every watering.Choose a fertilizer with a low phosphorous value: N (Nitrogen) 20 P (Phosphorous) 5 K (Kalium) 20 is close to ideal. Too much phosphorous makes for many fine leaves but few flowers.
Hibiscus also need trace elements, especially iron and magnesium.

Hibiscus Mutabilis uses

Medicinal Use:

  • The chemicals in hibiscus flower helps in growth of hair
  • It reduces dandruff and makes the hair black
  • The natural oil in this flower acts as a good conditioner This flower can be used as natural dye for hair The oil in this flower can be applied to the skin of patients who are suffering from cellulite which makes the skin to glow The ash obtained by burning the flower and leaves of this flower can be applied to eyebrows which glazes them black This flower can be used as shoe polish by rubbing it on the shoe

Culinary Use:

  • Chinese eat this flower by making pickle
  • Jamaicans use this flower in herbal tea as it contains many minerals and vitamins Dried hibiscus is edible, and it is often a delicacy in Mexico
  • It can also be candied and used as a garnish

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Hibiscus plant die in winter?

The Hibiscus will not die in winter, it may go in dormancy in extreme winter.

How long do Hibiscus plants live?

Hybrids Hibiscus may have lifespans of 5-10 years and some older garden varities have lifespan of more than 30 years.

Are Hibiscus plants perennials?

Hibiscus are perennial herbaceous plants, as well as woody shrubs and small trees and annual Hibiscus are also present but they are rare.

Why is my Hibiscus plant leaves turning yellow?

It may be due to over watering or less watering can result in Hibiscus leaves turning yellow.

How to grow Hibiscus plant in pot?

Choose a slightly larger pot with drainage hole and cover the drainage hole.Put a few inches of soil in the new pot. Water your plant thoroughly a day or two before you plan to pot. Turn your plant sideways, hold it gently by the stems, and tap the bottom of its current container until the plant slides out. Place the plant in new pot. You need to put soil into the pot around the rootball. Dont overfill the pot - the soil line should be about 1 below the top of the pot. Water the plant.

Can Hibiscus be planted in a pot?

Yes, Hibiscus plant can be planted in pot with minimum of 6-7inch pot size with drainage hole.

Can a Hibiscus plant be grown indoors?

Yes you can grow Hibiscus in indoor at Sunny window and balcony where they will get 3-4 hrs of sunlight

How big do Hibiscus plants get?

The Hibiscus plant can grow up to 4-5 meter in height.

Is Hibiscus plant poisonous to dogs?

No, it is not poisonous to dog.

What insects attack Hibiscus plants?

Hibiscus are attacked by many insects,these include aphids, ants, mealy bugs and spider mites.

How to plant Hibiscus tree?

You can plant Hibiscus either in pot or directly in the soil,in natural bright light. So in case of pot, choose a slightly larger pot with drainage hole and cover the drainage hole in such a way that water filter through it,put a few inches of soil in the new pot. Water your plant thoroughly a day or two before you plan to pot. Turn your plant sideways, hold it gently by the stems, and tap the bottom of its current container until the plant slides out. Place the plant in new pot. You need to put soil into the pot around the root ball. Don't overfill the pot - the soil line should be about 1 inch below the top of the pot. Water the plant.

How to care Hibiscus plant?

Hibiscus plants are easy to care; Morning sunlight of 3-6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day and well drained, fertile and nutrient rich soil. Apply water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch. Apply organic fertilizer once a month and immediately give water after applications of fertilizer.

Is Hibiscus indoor plant?

Hibiscus is not totally indoor plant, it requires minimum 3-6 hours of sunlight to grow and flower.

Should you trim Hibiscus plant?

Hibiscus plants can be lightly trimmed in late summer or early fall to promote new shoots.

How to prune Hibiscus plant?

They should be prune about a third of the way back, leaving at least 2-3 nodes on the branches for new growth to emerge. These cuts should be made just above the nodes, leaving about a quarter inch. Remove any weak, diseased, or dead growth, as well as crossing or leggy branches.

Does Hibiscus plant need full sun?

Yes, Hibiscus plant need morning sunlight of 3-6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and plant grow well in bright light for rest of the day.

Why is my Hibiscus plant not blooming?

Make sure your Hibiscus plants gets enough natural bright light and proper moist in the soil.

When do Hibiscus plants bloom?

Hibiscus bloom almost year round but profusely blooms seen in spring and summer.

Are Hibiscus plants evergreen?

Hibiscus plants are evergreen shrub/small tree, with glossy leaves and solitary, brilliant colorful flowers.



Reviews

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Good packing. Plant is very healthy and also I received free seeds offer & cashback . Happy :-)

Jaganmohan Endla

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Do we have to replant it when this will be get delivered to us at home?

Divya Kuchibhotla

Friday, 15 November 2019

Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?

Moushomchakraborty
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