Hibiscus Flower plant | Jason | Gudhal – Plants – Multicolored
Hibiscus Flower plant 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.
Special features of hibiscus Flower Plant
Choosing a site to grow hibiscus
Select a site with full sun and well-drained soil. Hibiscus also adapt well to growing in containers.
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 Hibiscus Flower 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 the hole with soil and water thoroughly.
- Sunlight: Hibiscus Flower plant in a location that receives plenty of sunlight – at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.
- Soil: Use well-draining soil that retains moisture without becoming waterlogged. A mix of potting soil, perlite, and compost works well.
- Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.
- Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain an even temperature.
- Fertilization: Feed your Hibiscus with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).