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Tips To Grow Hibiscus

Growing this tropical floral feel in your garden is not as easy. So, how to do it? Let’s check out:

Hibiscus comes in many varieties, but only as few can add flavour to your backyard.

How to choose the best one?

Hibiscus has two main types- Perennial (multiple species) and Tropical (Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis).

Perennial Hibiscus grows like shrubs but dies in each winter. Tropical Hibiscus needs a warm area, during winter all are brought indoors. They are excellent for patios or poolscapes. Both have long, colourful flowers, but tropical is better than perennial because it tends to bloom longer. Here are some tips - to grow this exotic flower easily:

Either you want to plant in spring (perennial Hibiscus) or early summer/late spring (tropical Hibiscus), always plant them in full sun.

Before planting anyone from them, amend your soil with the best plant food - Plantic Organic BloomDrop Liquid fertilizer. This will add all essentials needed for healthy natural growth and super blossom. It helps balance pH level and spreads uniformly in soil and water.

Regularly feed them with enough water throughout the growing season to lock moisture in the soil surface.

Know more about Tropical & Perennial:

Both are fascinating flowers. Tropical Hibiscus has dark glossy green leaves and red, lavender, yellow, orange, white or bi-colour flowers. They need full sun to grow effectively and can not survive in extreme cold. Whereas perennial have larger flowers and lighter green leaves. But their bloom size and leaf colour vary from species to species. Some of them can grow up to 7 to 8 feet tall. They bloom in mid to late summer, and their flowers are typically pink, red, white, lavender, or burgundy. But choose a dwarf variety for a small garden.

Where to plant Hibiscus

Hibiscus all varieties grow in full sun. However, they have some different needs. Like, tropical Hibiscus requires moist and well-drained soil, but perennial can handle a bit more water than tropical. It also grows best in moist soil that never completely dries out. Grow perennial if you have a low spot in the garden for excellent flowering from mid to late season.

When to Plant Hibiscus

Tropical plants need warm weather. So, keep them inside until nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50 degrees. Plant Perennial Hibiscus in the spring so that they have the whole season to promote a good root system. Use Plantic BloomDrop natural plant food to give them a boost of proteins all growing season.

How to Plant Hibiscus

You need to apply some tricks to grow Hibiscus fruitfully.

To plant Perennial Hibiscus, follow below steps:

Dig a hole as the same size of as the plant’s root system.

Remove the plastic pot from the plant and place it into the hole.

Fill the area with fertile topsoil.

Now, drench the soil with the mixture Plantic Fertilizer! And water around the plant to grow bigger plants with super bloom.

Follow the below steps to grow tropical Hibiscus:

Choose a container that is twice the size of the plant root size.

Fill the container with fertile soil to promote healthy natural growth.

Place the plant in a container after removing it from the plastic pot.

Fill in around with the potting mix and drench the soil with favourite plant food - Plantic!

How to Water Hibiscus?

Hibiscus needs to be regularly watered through every couple of days for the first week after planting. Perennial Hibiscus needs water twice weekly for the first growing season. After or during the second growing season, water once weekly. But don’t do the same if it rains for several days and do not overwater them.

For tropical Hibiscus, you need to keep the soil consistently moist, so water them when the topsoil is dry. It needs water 3 to 4 times weekly at the beginning of the summer. And when the plant grows up after the end of summer, water them daily. Stick your fingers in the soil to check the moisture level and water accordingly and less water during cooler months.

How to feed Hibiscus

Hibiscus needs more than what they are getting from sunlight and water. Feed your plants with Plantic Organic BloomDrop! Containing all-natural minerals that help give organically stunning results. Give your plants a dose of this effective fertilizer once a week. It encourages rapid rooting and microbes growth which helps plants to absorb all nutrition from soil effectively. It’s super easy liquid formula feeds your plants instantly while maintaining the pH level of the soil. So, just mix a few drops of fertilizer in water and spray around the soil.

How to Prune Hibiscus

After a few seasons of growing, Hibiscus will not produce the same as earlier. So, keep plants tidy by snapping off flowers. This will help encourage plants to continue to bloom. When tropical Hibiscus is actively growing prune up to 1/3 during summer to control shape and size.

In the case of perennial Hibiscus, they have different pruning requirements. Before you cut back the stalks, wait until new sprouts emerge from the soil in the spring. After first bloom, cut the stalks by 1/3 to encourage second bloom during summer. And do not cut plants during winters.

How to Overwinter Tropical Hibiscus Indoors

During winter, bring the tropical Hibiscus plants indoors to prevent them from cooler climates. But also do some more things while doing this, trim each plant by 1/3 and thoroughly wash stems, leaves to remove any insect pests. After this, place plants in a warm location with indirect light. Leave the plants and do not water them too much and keep them dry out. And also fertilize them once per month during the winter. During this time, plants drop their leaves but don’t worry. This is normal - they will eventually grow out again.

To grow your favourite bloom, you need real plant food. Check out all Plantic natural fertilizer that contains scientifically proven ingredients to keep the plants healthy.

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