Hibiscus (Yellow Double) - Plant

Growing hibiscus is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know how to care for hibiscus plants, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely flowers.
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About Hibiscus

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 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 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 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 Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Chinese hibiscus and tropical hibiscus, Hibiscus (Red Double)
Maximum Reachable Height 15 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Annual
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 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 re-pot, give the hibiscus only a little bit more room.
  • Always make sure that your growing hibiscus plant has excellent drainage.

    Hibiscus care

    Hibiscus plants are large shrubs that bloom with enormous flowers of all colors. Their growth is so vigorous that they can be trained to develop into moderately tall trees that blossom year after year. They are relatively easy to cultivate and grow.

    Sunlight Full Sun to Partial Shade
    Watering Rain water is most beneficial.The soil should be kept consistently moist. Drip-irrigating systems are ideal for growing Hibiscus.
    Soil Acidic soil mixed with organic matter is preferred. The fertilizer should be applied every 2-3 weeks. Rain water is most beneficial.The soil should be kept consistently moist. Drip-irrigating systems are ideal for growing Hibiscus.
    Temperature 16 to 32 degrees C
    Fertilizer Balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10 or 5-5-5

    Hibiscus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • The chemicals in hibiscus flower help 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 a 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

    Sunday, 26 January 2020

    How many plants like this needed for a 500 SQFT living hall

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    Saturday, 23 November 2019

    Plant was healthy and growing.Delivered in well packed protective method. Appreciable. Thank you

    Samuel Joseph

    Tuesday, 19 November 2019

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

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