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How to Grow Hibiscus in a Pot

The exotic blooms and lush leaves of the hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) plant make for a stunning potted plant. Hibiscus come in an assortment of colors, including red, orange, yellow, pink and bicolor. They’re sun-loving plants that grow well in zones 10-12, 30° to 40°F (-1° to 4°C). If you keep a container-grown hibiscus outdoors in zones other than 10-12, you will want to bring them inside, to a bright sunny spot, when the weather turns cold.

As a tropical plant, hibiscus acts like a perennial in climates that stay relatively warm all year, but they will act like annuals and die off in colder climates. Also, keep in mind, that the roots of potted plants are more vulnerable to cold and freezing. If you keep hibiscus in a pot outdoors it’s best to assume that it’s only cold hardy to zone 11, with the lowest temperature range of 40° to 50°F (4° to 10°C).

How to Pot a Hibiscus Plant

When you buy your plant, it will likely be in a black nursery pot. You will want to replant it into a pot that is one to two inches larger than the nursery pot. Since hibiscus can grow large, you will want to select a sturdy pot; cement, ceramic or clay pots work well. Tall hibiscus varieties can reach 5-6 feet (1.5-1.8m) in height. Shorter varieties usually grow from 2-5 feet (0.6-1.5m).

Hibiscus’ roots need to be well-drained, so choose a pot with drainage holes, and use a tray or saucer underneath. To prevent the soil from seeping out through the drainage holes, place a coffee filter over each of the holes before filling the planter with soil. To prevent root rot, be sure to drain off excess water after each watering so the roots do not sit in the water.

If your container does not have drainage holes, you could drill holes in it. If you don't want to drill, you could put landscape rocks in the bottom before adding your soil, so the water has a drainage area to go to. The rocks also serve to add weight and stabilize the container.

Otherwise, you could use a cachepot. A cachepot is a larger (often decorative) pot into which an already potted plant is placed. Put landscape rocks in the bottom of the cachepot. Replant the hibiscus into another nursery pot (one or two sizes larger than what it came in) and place it into the cachepot. Water will drain out of the nursery pot and into the rocks on the bottom.

What Type of Potting Soil to Use for Hibiscus Plants

When repotting, choose quality, all-purpose potting soil. Soil with vermiculite or pumice in the mix will aerate the soil and help drainage. Place an inch or two of soil in the bottom of the pot, remove the plant from the nursery container, gently break up the soil and untangle the roots so they have space to grow and place the plant into the new pot. Continue adding soil until the roots are covered and the soil line is just to the base of the main stem.

Hibiscus Plants Need Bright Light

Hibiscuses love light. If you will keep your plant outside, choose a sunny spot that is protected from strong winds. To keep it indoors, choose a sunny spot that is not near any heating or cooling vents since these can harm the leaves. For more light, there are several options for providing artificial light.

How Much Water Does a Potted Hibiscus Need

Hibiscus need to be well-watered. Water weekly at first and during active growth times. When outside, note the amounts of rainfall and adjust your water schedule accordingly. During hot spells, it is better to thoroughly water twice weekly rather than a little every day. If the plant is wilted or if the top 2 inches (5 cm) is dry to the touch, it is time to water. Be sure that excess water drains away from the roots.

Feed Your Hibiscus to Keep it Healthy and Flowering

For bright blooms and lush foliage, fertilize regularly. Find a fertilizer that is specifically for hibiscus or flowering plants. Follow the directions on the package for mixing and timing of applications. Too much fertilizer can harm the plant. Slow-release fertilizers are a good choice for container plants. In winter, use about half the recommended amount to give your plant a rest.

Pruning a Potted Hibiscus

Prune branches when necessary to promote growth or to maintain a certain size or shape. For best results, use a quick snip at a slight angle with sharp shears or pruners. Removing old, withered leaves and blooms keeps your hibiscus looking healthy and keeps the plant’s energy focused on new growth.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis is great as a containerized plant. The large, vivid flowers will bring you joy and instantly create a relaxed, tropical atmosphere. For more information on the general care of flowering plants indoors, check out Top 10 Tips - Caring for Flowering Indoor Plants. If you will be keeping the container outdoors, read Secrets of Success for Outdoor Potted Plants.



How To Grow and Care for Hibiscus in Pots

Hibiscus is a member of the Malvaceae or mallow family, but unlike many of its relatives, the tropical Hibiscus does not do well in cold areas.

For this reason, if you want to keep these pretty plants, you’ll need to be able to bring them in and out according to the weather.

If you keep your Hibiscus in pots, you can shelter them during cold weather indoors, in your greenhouse, or even in your garage or covered porch.

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Keeping your Hibiscus in a container allows you to move it to the most advantageous settings throughout the growing season.

Hibiscus kept in pots tend to bloom earlier than those growing outdoors because they do not have to die back from the cold weather.

A plant kept outdoors will put a lot more energy into growing tall and producing leaves than it will into flowering.

For this reason, even in settings where a Hibiscus could survive being outdoors in the wintertime, it can be better to keep it in a container outdoors and bring it indoors during cooler weather.  

How to Grow and Care for Hibiscus in Pots

You may hear tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) referred to as Chinese Hibiscus. The common name is a nod to its Asian and Hawaiian origins. Other common names include:

  • Hawaiian Hibiscus
  • ShoeblackPlant
  • Rose Mallow
  • China Rose

By any name, this is a flowering, perennial shrub that produces large, showy, colorful blossoms from early in the springtime and well into the fall.

Growing these attractive plants in containers on your deck or patio is easy. These shrubs like to have crowded roots, so they make an ideal choice as a container plant in this sort of setting.

Size & Growth

When grown in the landscape, China Rose can attain a height and spread of 12’x8′ respectively. However, when kept in containers, it is customary to keep them pruned to a height of about 5′ feet tall with a suitable spread to the container and location. 

Lighting & Temperature

Hawaiian Hibiscus is winter hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9-11. Chinese Hibiscus likes to live in a humid, warm setting. The plant needs between 6 and 8 hours of direct sunlight daily.

However, if you cannot provide full sunlight, the full morning sun will do. This is true in hot climates where afternoon or partial shade is appreciated.

In the wintertime, you must bring your Hibiscus indoors or at least move it to a sheltered setting where it will not freeze.

These plants cannot tolerate temperatures lower than 45° degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperatures in your area drop below 50° degrees Fahrenheit for extended periods during the winter, it is best to bring your Hibiscus indoors.

At the end of the growing season, before the temperatures become too low for the plant to be outdoors, you should move your container Hibiscus into a shady location for several weeks so the plant can acclimate to the upcoming winter environment. 

Likewise, in the springtime, when moving your plant outdoors, do so gradually so that it can adjust. Then, begin giving it some time outdoors when the temperature is reliably at 50° degrees Fahrenheit. 

Tropical Hibiscus Take Lots of Watering 

Hibiscus need lots of water, but they need it to run through the soil mixture and out the bottom of the container. Lack of water will cause the leaves to turn yellow and flower buds to drop.

If you live in a very hot, dry climate, you may need to water your Hibiscus a couple of times daily. Water thoroughly, allowing the water to run through the soil and out the drainage holes.

Your Hibiscus should never be left standing in water. As with most plants, Hibiscus are subject to root rot if they are left to stand in water. You must avoid this at all costs.

Provide soak and dry watering as needed throughout the growing season during hot weather.

During the cooler winter months, only water your Hibiscus when the soil has become dry.

Water in the morning to allow your plant plenty of time to uptake the moisture it needs and dry out some before temperatures drop at night.

Watering at night can cause problems with fungal disease.

There are Several Options for Feeding Hibiscus

These plants require high potassium and nitrogen levels for vibrant blooming and bright, green leaves. Use a water-soluble fertilizer that is formulated especially for Hibiscus. Follow packaging directions to establish frequency.

Details on Hibiscus Fertilizer

Generally speaking, Hibiscus likes to be fertilized often and lightly. It is a good idea to fertilize weekly-weakly. The best NPK ratings for tropical Hibiscus are: 

  • 9–3–13
  • 10–4–12
  • 12–4–18

 Alternately, you may wish to use a slow-release fertilizer applied at the beginning of the growing season.

Once every 6 weeks, use fresh, clean rainwater to irrigate the plant thoroughly. This practice helps to wash away any excess salt buildup from the soil.

Light Airy Soil Helps Ensure Success 

When kept in containers, Hibiscus like a potting mix that is light, airy, and well-draining. A container mix made up of a combination rich in vermiculite, perlite, and compost is best.

When keeping Hibiscus or any plants in containers, be sure to keep all of your tools and containers sanitary. Wash them promptly after use and allow plenty of air-drying and sun-drying space.

To be sure you have the right potting mix for your Hibiscus, mix up your own. Most commercial potting mixes are a bit heavy for Hibiscus. Instead, a mixture of commercial potting mix, composted bark, perlite, and/or sharp sand makes an excellent, light combination for these plants.

If you prefer a soilless substrate, try this mix: 

  • 45% composted hardwood bark
  • 5% perlite
  • 50% peat

Use coco coir in the place of peat. This is a light fiber by-product of coconut production and is more sustainable for the planet.

Successful Transplanting Starts With Careful Selection

When you choose Hibiscus at the nursery, be sure to examine the roots as well as the top of the plant. Don’t be afraid to pull the plant out of its nursery pot to have a good look at the roots. 

When repotting, begin by establishing a foundation of clean potting mix at the bottom of the pot. Then, give the root ball a little massage to open the roots up and allow them to spread and come into contact with the potting mix more easily. 

When you set the Hibiscus on top of the potting soil, the top of the root ball should be approximately 1″ inch lower than the rim of the pot. Settle the root ball in on the new soil and fill in around the sides and over the top of the root ball with fresh potting mix. Press down gently but firmly on the fresh potting mix and fill in until the top of the soil is just slightly below the top of the pot.

When repotting your Hibiscus, take care to ease the old pot off the root ball gently. For very root-bound Hibiscus, you can prune away about a third of the root mass from the sides and the bottom. You may wish to put the plant back into its old pot with fresh soil when you do this. After repotting, give your plant a thorough watering. 

Choose the Right Size and Type of Container

If you transplant your plant into a new pot, just move it up to the next size container. Over-potting causes the plant to put a lot of energy into root growth and not enough into leaf and flower growth.

On the one hand, it’s wise to put your Hibiscus in a heavy container to avoid toppling. On the other hand, pots made of clay are best. Avoid keeping your Hibiscus in a black plastic pot because these pots tend to absorb heat and may injure your plants’ roots.

On the other hand, moving a large shrub in a heavy container can be quite challenging. To make it easy to bring your plant in and out as the weather changes, you can keep it in a plastic pot and set this inside of a clay pot to prevent toppling and insulate the roots against excessive heat from the sun.

The importance of good drainage cannot be stressed enough. Make sure that you have the following:

  • The right combination of light, airy, nourishing potting mix
  • A pot with ample drainage holes
  • A setting allows excess water to drain away.  

Hibiscus Pests or Disease Problems

Hibiscus are subject to pests such as:

  • Spider Mites
  • Whiteflies
  • Aphids
  • Thrips
  • Scale

As with all plants, a well-cared-for hibiscus plant is less likely to become infested with these pests. However, if your plant does become infested, you should evaluate your care practices and correct any problems. Additionally, you can treat the infestation with Neem oil or an insecticidal soap spray. 

Be sure to apply the spray in the cool of the morning before the sun becomes too bright and hot. Applying it during the hot time of day may cause the burning of the plants’ leaves.

Choose the Right Hibiscus for Your Location and Situation

One way to ensure success in keeping Hibiscus in containers is to make sure you choose the correct cultivar. Hibiscus can do well in pots, but some are much better than others. Some types of Hibiscus are fast growers and will outgrow their containers very rapidly.

Other types are very sensitive to excessive watering or fluctuations in pH levels. When shopping for Hibiscus for container growth, seek a professional nursery to give you the best advice for your area.

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Hibiscus is ideal for those who want to have a beautiful plant at home, but do not yet know how to care for indoor flowers. Despite its beauty, the plant is very unpretentious. It calmly withstands low lighting, and sudden changes in temperature, and insidious drafts. It will not disappear even if you miss the watering time. It is thanks to this unpretentiousness that hibiscus is often placed in offices, living rooms, in the halls and corridors of various institutions.

Hibiscus is called the "Chinese rose", and this name perfectly conveys the beauty of this plant. However, in order for the hibiscus not only to live, but also to delight you with its bright flowering, you need to remember a few tips.

1 Care for indoor hibiscus at home

1. 1 Location and lighting

1.2 Temperature

1.3 Humidity

1.4 Watering

1.5 Fertilizing

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1.7 Transplant

1.8 Cabbage

2 Drumage of indoor hibiscus

2.1 Seeds of

2.2 Difficulties

3 Difficulties when growing

4 Diseases

Care for indoor hubs

The first thing a beginner florist needs to learn is that hibiscus is a photophilous plant. Place it near a window or any other well-lit place. Also, do not forget that hibiscus grows very quickly and reaches quite large sizes. In a small room, there may be problems with its placement: this flower does not like crowding. The pot in which the hibiscus will live also plays an important role: the tighter the pot, the slower it will grow.

Temperature

The optimum temperature for Chinese rose in summer is 20-22 degrees. In winter, the temperature should be lowered to 14-16 degrees. Lowering the temperature in winter will have a positive effect on the future flowering of hibiscus. If you do not have the opportunity to keep the flower at low temperatures, do not be discouraged - the Chinese rose can grow in winter and at room temperature.

Humidity

Hibiscus needs frequent spraying because the flower loves high humidity. If you keep hibiscus in a room with dry air, then there is a high probability that the flowers will not be able to fully open. Spraying should be carried out as carefully as possible - water should not fall on the flowers, otherwise the buds will become stained and fall off.

A claydite or pebble tray filled with water can be used to increase the humidity. But remember, the bottom of the pot must not touch the water!

Watering

Hibiscus loves moisture. It should be watered abundantly so that the earth in the pot is completely saturated with water. But it is not worth watering the Chinese rose too often - the top layer of the earth should have time to dry out. In autumn and winter, watering should be moderate, after about 2-3 days after the top layer dries out. For irrigation, it is better to use settled soft water at room temperature.

Soil

The soil for growing hibiscus should be nutritious and light, it should be close to neutral (pH about 6). The ideal soil composition would be a mixture of soddy, leafy, humus soil and sand in a ratio of 4:3:1:1. Pieces of charcoal can be added to the composition of the earth. A simplified composition of the soil is also suitable: soddy, humus soil and sand in proportions of 2: 1: 1.

Don't forget to take care of good drainage, the flower does not tolerate stagnant water in a pot!

Top dressing and fertilizer

Top dressing plays an important role in the care of indoor hibiscus. It is very important not to overdo it with fertilizers. In the spring, when the hibiscus is preparing to start growing, it is worth feeding it with potassium-phosphorus fertilizer. For the rest of the fertilizers, the optimal time will be summer, when the flower grows most actively. But it is better to refuse nitrogen-containing fertilizers - hibiscus does not like them too much.

Repotting

Young plants need to be repotted every year. To do this, mix in a pre-prepared pot or tub 2 parts of garden soil, 1 part of sand and 1 part of peat. If you are transplanting a large plant, then the mixture should be prepared heavier.

From the age of three, the need for an annual transplant disappears: an adult plant needs to be transplanted every 2-3 years.

Pruning

There is a categorical answer to this question - yes, we need it! Formative pruning must be done annually, only under this condition will the Chinese rose delight you with its flowering. Each time after flowering, the tips of the shoots need to be cut, then the side shoots will grow, on which, in turn, buds will form. Keep in mind that hibiscus flowers appear only on young shoots, so every shoot that is not cut in time is another flower that you will miss next year.

In early spring, it is very useful to pinch all shoots, including young ones. Although indoor hibiscus can be pruned throughout the year, it does not harm it at all.

Shoots that grow parallel to the main trunk (these are called "tops") must be cut off. Just like those of the branches that grow inside the crown. Do not worry about the flower, regular pruning is only good for him, providing him with healthy growth and abundant flowering.

Propagation of indoor hibiscus

Indoor hibiscus is propagated by both seeds and cuttings. However, there is too much trouble with seeds for a beginner grower - this method is quite laborious and is more suitable for those who are breeding indoor hibiscus. And propagation by cuttings has several undeniable advantages. Firstly, this method retains all the varietal characteristics inherent in the mother plant. And secondly (which is especially important for an amateur grower), with this method, the plant begins to bloom in the first year.

Propagation by seeds

Seeds are best sown from late January to mid-March. Before planting seeds in the ground, they should be soaked for 12 hours in Epin. You need to plant seeds in a mixture of peat and sand. After planting, the pot is covered with glass or film to create greenhouse conditions. It is necessary to constantly maintain the temperature within 25-27 degrees. Also, do not forget to periodically ventilate the pot and spray the soil with seeds.

When young sprouts have 2-3 leaves, they can be transplanted into a separate pot. Hibiscus grown from seeds will bloom only for 2-3 years.

Propagation from cuttings

Young cuttings are best for propagation. For rooting, place them in water or in the ground. In the first case, you will need a vessel, preferably made of dark glass, filled with water. Put a cutting in it and cover it with a “cap” - for example, a glass jar. This is necessary to increase the humidity. The cuttings will take root in about 25-30 days. When the roots appear, the cutting will need to be transplanted into an earthen mixture containing a large amount of peat. It is advisable to add sphagnum moss there - this is especially useful for a young plant.

When rooting directly into the ground, you need a mixture of coarse sand and peat. But do not forget that before this, all leaves must be removed from the cutting, except for the top two.

Growing difficulties

  • Buds appear, but do not open and soon fall off - insufficient watering; drying out of the soil; lack of nutrients in the soil; low room temperature.
  • Lower leaves fall off, new leaves grow yellow - increased content of calcium and chlorine in the soil; lack of iron and nitrogen; too dry air in the room; abundant watering with cold water; low temperature.
  • Lack of flowers with too lush crown - excess fertilizer containing nitrogen; the flower does not have enough light, the temperature is too high in winter.
  • Pinkish spots appear on the leaves - lack of light; excess fertilizer.
  • Leaves droop and become lethargic - lack of moisture.
  • Roots dry out - soil temperature too low.
  • Leaves dry up - room air too dry; high temperature in winter.

Diseases and pests

The greatest danger to indoor hibiscus is the scale insect and spider mite. To get rid of these pests, you must first wash the leaves with soapy water, and then spray with Actellik solution.

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In the apartments of flower lovers you can often find such a houseplant as hibiscus. It belongs to the group of fast-growing flowers, distinguished not only by its pleasant appearance, but also by its unpretentiousness in care. Even at home, conditions can be created for him so that he feels good here too. First of all, hibiscus needs regular watering and sufficient lighting.

Care must be appropriate, otherwise there is a risk of not waiting for flowering. This is a key success factor. If you regularly take care of hibiscus, then the owner will be able to enjoy bright beautiful buds every year. But first, the grower has to solve a lot of questions: what kind of Chinese rose to grow at home and how to properly care for it?

Contents

  • 1 General view of the plant and its properties

  • 2 Varieties and varieties of hibiscus

    Characteristics of hibiscus:

    • the plant belongs to the group of evergreen shrubs, which under natural growing conditions can reach a height of 3 m;
    • the flower is characterized by a branched crown and gray bark;
    • many specimens during the growing season form very flexible branches that are highly durable;
    • In its natural environment, hibiscus bloom lasts quite a long time, covering the period from June to September. At home, the plant can delight with its beautiful buds all year round. However, this is only possible under the condition of regular fertilization and the creation of favorable conditions for the formation of new shoots;
    • one of the features of the Chinese rose is that the owner can enjoy each flower for no more than one day. Fully opened buds soon begin to fade. But if you properly care for hibiscus indoors, you can ensure its abundant flowering. Therefore, regardless of the season, this plant will be able to regularly give beauty to its owner.

    Varieties and varieties of hibiscus

    The hibiscus family is quite numerous and includes several hundred species of . However, there are still not many representatives on this list that can be used for growing indoors. Most types of Chinese roses are intended for decorating garden beds, but among them you can also find those that can grow normally on the windowsill in an apartment:

    • Chinese hibiscus is a well-known variety. Among its features, it is worth highlighting the original shape of oval leaves with a serrated edge. During the growing season, plants form flowers of large sizes of pale pink or red. The diameter is usually 16 cm. For indoor cultivation, a group of varieties can be used, including Carmine Red, Double Rose, Florida, etc. The main reason for the popularity of these species among amateur flower growers is the bright design of the inflorescences;
    • A fairly well-known species of the family is the hybrid hibiscus. The unusual coloring of the buds, which have a delicate pinkish tint, gives it uniqueness. Large petals make them even more beautiful. The hybrid hibiscus owes its appearance to breeders who were able to get it by crossing the pink, holly and red species;
    • of all currently known types of Chinese rose, the dissected-petalled hibiscus is the most original. And first of all, this is due to the unusual shape of flowers that have different colors. In the process of growth, long shoots are formed in it, which can take part in decorating flower beds. In addition, the plants often use the Syrian hibiscus, as well as some other species, although they are mostly garden plants.

    Caring for indoor hibiscus

    Despite their unpretentiousness, not all flower growers manage to enjoy the bright flowering of hibiscus. This can be explained by the fact that not everyone knows how to create favorable conditions for its normal development. As a result, the flower not only does not form buds, but its crown grows very slowly .

    However, in fact, this problem is quite solvable. The main thing - when growing hibiscus at home, you need to consider a number of principles:

    1. Regular and abundant watering . Moisture deficiency negatively affects the development of the Chinese rose tree, so it is not recommended to allow even short breaks in watering. Plants quickly react to this by yellowing and dropping leaves, and this already creates a danger of their death. It is especially necessary to be careful in the heat of summer, when it is necessary to water more often and in large quantities. Also, the room should maintain optimal humidity, spraying if necessary.
    2. Good illumination . Experts recommend growing hibiscus on a windowsill located on the sunny side of the house. Without access to bright light, the plant simply will not bloom. Chinese rose should be provided with enough light at any time of the year. Given that in winter the duration of daylight hours becomes shorter, it is recommended to carry out supplementary lighting using special artificial light sources.
    3. Air temperature . Considering that in natural conditions it grows in warmth, when growing indoors, it is necessary to maintain a temperature of + 24 degrees. In cold periods, you need to ensure that the temperature does not fall below + 12 degrees. Otherwise, the plant will simply freeze and begin to shed its leaves. In summer, when it gets especially hot, it is necessary to regularly ventilate, not forgetting about activities that maintain optimal humidity in the room.
    4. Top dressing . It is not necessary to fertilize the soil very often - about once every six months. As a rule, top dressing is carried out in September and March. To provide the plant with the necessary nutrients, complex mineral fertilizers are used, combining them with mullein infusion, for the preparation of which the fertilizer must be diluted in water in a ratio of 1:10. In winter, the tree's need for potassium-phosphorus fertilizers increases. Moreover, in both cases, fertilizers should be applied at least once a month.
    5. Soil . The plant feels best on nutritious soils with an acidity level of ph = 6. The soil must necessarily have a neutral reaction. You can grow it in ready-made soil mixture or prepared with your own hands. In the latter case, a substrate will be required from leafy, soddy, humus soil and sand, which are mixed in a ratio of 4: 3: 1: 1. Ash and peat containing the nutrients needed by the Chinese rose will be useful in this composition.
    6. Drain . In its absence, it is impossible to ensure the normal development of the Chinese rose. In conditions of abundant watering, there is a risk of moisture stagnation, and this is dangerous because over time the roots may begin to rot. Drainage is an effective protection against decay. It is necessary to transplant the plant annually, because during the season it gains a large mass, so there should be enough space in the pot for its roots.

    Hibiscus propagation options

    The most common propagation methods are cuttings and seed sowing. Moreover, the latter option is more often chosen by breeders who want to develop new varieties of hibiscus. The least risky is growing hibiscus from cuttings. Young shoots are used here, which are harvested in the summer, when the plant is in the stage of active growth. There must be several internodes on the planting material.

    Propagation by cuttings

    After harvesting cuttings, the cutting site should be treated with growth stimulator . In advance, you need to prepare a greenhouse or a pot with moist soil, in which the cutting is placed. If the cultivation is carried out at room conditions, then a glass jar is additionally installed on the pot.

    After rooting, the cuttings should be transplanted into pots 7-10 cm high, after filling them with a substrate rich in humus.

    The addition of bone meal to the soil mixture allows the cuttings to take root much earlier. At the first sign of the beginning of root formation, the cuttings are transplanted into larger containers to provide conditions for the development of the root system.

    Particular attention should be paid to the correct formation of the bush. Active growth of the cutting can be ensured by regular pinching of the lower shoots and pruning . As a result of this operation, new shoots will quickly form near the bush, where flowers will subsequently appear.

    Plants are transplanted for the first time a few months after planting the cutting. During pruning, branches are to be removed no more than half the length. Such a measure will speed up the process of forming an attractive crown. Using this transplant method allows the plant to enter the flowering phase in the first year.

    Propagation by seeds

    For sowing seeds, it is recommended to choose the time in February or early spring. However, first you need to prepare them, for which they are placed in a damp cloth for 12 hours. Then the seeds are placed in a prepared substrate, which is prepared from sand and peat, taken in equal quantities. After sowing, glass is installed on the pot or it can be transferred to a greenhouse, where the temperature must be maintained not lower than +25 degrees . After the formation of 3-4 leaves in seedlings, a pick is carried out, transplanting them into suitable pots. Despite the fact that hibiscus noticeably gains mass during the season, only specimens aged 3-4 years enter the flowering stage.

    With proper breeding work, it is possible to grow a hybrid plant from seeds that has flowers of unusual color. Therefore, any florist who can easily grow a new interesting variety in his apartment can do such a thing.

    Conclusion

    It is no coincidence that hibiscus is popular with beginners and experienced growers alike. Due to its properties, this plant is ideal for growing indoors, because hibiscus has not only beautiful buds, but also is easy to care for .


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