The Hibiscus is a tropical plant and needs a warm temperature to grow. The temperature of its environment should not fall below sixty degrees. If temperatures fall below sixty degrees, the Hibiscus plant should be taken indoors. At temperature below sixty, the Hibiscus plant will stop growing and it will not produce Hibiscus flowers.
The maintain the Hibiscus plant healthy, the soil must be kept evenly moist at all times. The Hibiscus plant should be watered until the soil becomes a dark color, almost black. During the summer months the Hibiscus needs to be watered daily. The plant won’t produce any Hibiscus flowers if it doesn’t get enough water. Once temperatures become cooler, water the Hibiscus plant less.
Full sun is necessary to make the Hibiscus plant grow sturdy and to produce Hibiscus flowers. The hibiscus plant can tolerate partial shade, but best blooming is achived in full sun. The plant needs at least 4 to 5 hours of direct sunlight a day for best flowering.
Hibiscus plants also require high fertility in the soil to produce large Hibiscus flowers. A Hibiscus fertilizer is available at any local garden store. For prolific flowering, the Hibiscus must have regular feedings every week during the growing period from March to October. In the winter time, you do not need to ferilize it at all.
The Hibiscus plant also adapt well to growing in containers. If you grow the Hibiscus at home, your plant needs a lot of light to flower bud formation. Otherwise, the plant grows, but will not produce Hibiscus flowers.
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