Hibiscus (Purple) - 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

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.

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 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.

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. Hibiscus can be planted singly or grown as a hedge plant; they can also be pruned into a single-stemmed small tree.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height36 inch (91 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Chinese hibiscus, Gurhal, Jaswand and tropical hibiscus
Maximum Reachable Height The plants can grow to 15 feet tall in frost-free areas.
Flower Colour Purple
Bloom Time July to December
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.
  • Pruning will keep your plants looking healthy and stimulate blooms. Prune once per season, in the fall, although pruning can be done successfully in the spring if necessary.
  • 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

    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 particular attention to this for plants that are placed in a cool spot where the temperature stays below 60 degrees F (+16 degrees C).

    It is important to retain from watering with cold water in winter.
    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 Temperatures between 60 to 90 degrees F (16 to 32 degrees C)and cannot tolerate temps below 32 degrees F.
    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.
    Harvest Season July to December

    Hibiscus special feature

    Flowers

    Hibiscus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • This plant is used for an ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • Used in many pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical preparations

    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.



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