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?

    No,the Hibiscus will not die in winter, it may go in dormancy in extreme winter, it can tolerate temperature between 16-32 degrees C.

    How long do Hibiscus plants live?

    Hybrids Hibiscus may have lifespans of 5-10 years and some older garden varieties have a 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?

    Hibiscus plant leaves turning yellow may be due to 1.Overwatering or less watering can result in Hibiscus leaves turning yellow. 2.Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation

    How to grow Hibiscus plant in pot?

    To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 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. Don't overfill the pot - the soil line should be about 1 inch below the top of the pot. Water the plant.

    Can Hibiscus be planted in a pot?

    Yes, To grow Hibiscus plant in pot, choose a pot having of 7-inch upper diameter and drainage holes

    Can a Hibiscus plant be grown indoors?

    Yes you can grow Hibiscus in indoor at Sunny window and balcony where they will get 4-6 hrs of sunlight

    How big do Hibiscus plants get?

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

    Is Hibiscus plant poisonous to dogs?

    No, Hibiscus plant is not poisonous to dog.

    What insects attack Hibiscus plants?

    Hibiscus are attacked by many insects like aphids, ants, mealybugs and spider mites.

    How to plant Hibiscus tree?

    1. To plant Hibiscus tree in pot, choose a pot having of 7-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot. 3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil. 4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season Spring (February-March) and Summer (April-June).

    How to care Hibiscus plant?

    Hibiscus plants are easy to care, consider the following points 1.Sunlight- 4-6 hours direct bright light is ideal for flowering. 2.Soil - Well-drained fertile and nutrient-rich soil. 3. Water-Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch.  4.Fertilizer - Apply any 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 4-6 hours of sunlight to grow and flower.

    Should you trim Hibiscus plant?

    Hibiscus plants can be lightly trimmed in late summer(April-June) 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 4-6 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 get enough natural bright light and proper watering is also required for blooming plants. Nutrient deficiency also affect the blooming.

    When do Hibiscus plants bloom?

    Hibiscus bloom almost year-round but profusely blooms seen in spring(February-March) and summer(April-June).

    Are Hibiscus plants evergreen?

    Hibiscus plants are evergreen shrub, 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

    matta reddy Karasani

    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

    SOUNDAR

    Friday, 15 November 2019

    I received product with very good quality. But its not as per there image.

    deepak kumar

    Monday, 11 November 2019

    he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more

    Sarthak Markam

    Monday, 04 November 2019

    Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.

    Madhavi Gadhvi

    Tuesday, 29 October 2019

    I put some water in this plant everyday and they grow like mad!

    Raghu Pradeep

    Thursday, 24 October 2019

    plant was delivered in excellent condition there was no damage .

    Lyell Noronha

    Friday, 18 October 2019

    Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more

    rahul virdi

    Sunday, 13 October 2019

    Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.

    Kishor Kumar

    Saturday, 12 October 2019

    This plant is very easy to grow.

    Chaitanya Naik

    Monday, 07 October 2019

    Perfectly shipped with care... Live plant is healthy...

    GOVINDDEVJI MAHARAJ

    Monday, 30 September 2019

    Awesome seeds. All grow and are great.

    mansi

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Nice plant and vase. As well. I like it

    Vasudha Monga

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.

    Tony Aby Varkey

    Sunday, 17 June 2018

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

    Pavani Adabala

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.

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    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    I can see the love and care that goes into shipping my plants, thanks nurserylive.

    Karabi Dutta

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more

    khan

    Saturday, 09 June 2018

    Great plant..looked nice.

    vani srivastava

    Friday, 08 June 2018

    Absolutely superb in every way

    Kesav reddy

    Thursday, 07 June 2018

    Good for the price paid

    Shyamali Basu

    Wednesday, 06 June 2018

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    Ashish Bhujbal

    Sunday, 03 June 2018

    Very good plant, very impressive packing, 2-3 leaves were dried. But will give 5 star

    Rajeev Juneja

    Saturday, 26 May 2018

    This is one of my favorite plants.

    Shiva Ranjani Reddy

    Wednesday, 23 May 2018

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

    jayakumar

    Tuesday, 22 May 2018

    I m really happy to say that your packing is good ,on time delivery all plants are good .

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    Friday, 18 May 2018

    Very nice plant but price is ok

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Tuesday, 15 May 2018

    Such a great variety of options!

    Bala Hake

    Saturday, 12 May 2018

    Great plant, great case, great packaging. If you are planning to buy please go ahead.

    omkar patil

    Friday, 11 May 2018

    What can i do to maintain my plant?

    Pukhrambam Kavita

    Thursday, 10 May 2018

    Brilliant stuff, highly recommended.

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Sunday, 06 May 2018

    Plants are alive but flowers have not come out as yet.

    Sachin Patil

    Sunday, 03 December 2017

    Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.

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    Sunday, 26 November 2017

    As good as shown in the website, plant is healthy. Packing was awesome.

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    Wednesday, 30 August 2017

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    Tuesday, 08 August 2017

    Really very good product i have purchase one plant pack .

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    Monday, 31 July 2017

    Very nice plant but price is ok

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    Saturday, 17 June 2017

    Got the plant in excellent shape. Looks great!

    Rekha

    Tuesday, 13 June 2017

    What is Botanical name of this plant?

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    Tuesday, 13 June 2017

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

    Rahul Gupta

    Monday, 29 May 2017

    I have ordered twice now from online plants and both orders have been more than what I expected

    Aparajitha Raja

    Saturday, 06 May 2017

    Plants are a great way to bring a little natural beauty indoors.

    sanjoy kumar ghosh

    Sunday, 02 April 2017

    Given as a gift in the hopes of bringing prosperity to the recipient

    Kopfo Kadena

    Thursday, 23 March 2017

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

    Deepti Shilpkar

    Friday, 17 March 2017

    Very nice plants...looking so beautiful..thanku nurserylive?

    Rameshwar Jagdale

    Saturday, 04 February 2017

    Plant was received in very good condition. Cost little more but a good buy

    Niru

    Monday, 23 January 2017

    Attractive plants for pot culture

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    Tuesday, 17 January 2017

    Got in good condition, found no problem, happy :)

    Rameshwar Jagdale

    Friday, 13 January 2017

    Good for the price paid

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