The Q&A Archives: Hibiscus Care

Question: How do you care for hibiscus and how do you maintain them all year long?

Answer: Hibiscus is one of those long-lived indoor plants that will bloom continuously from spring through autumn. Give your plant average household warmth (minimum 55F in the winter), lots of bright light, and plenty of water while it's blooming and growing. You can cut down on the frequency of watering in the winter months. Mist the leaves occasionally and pinch the stems back in the winter months to help keep the plant bushy. Hibiscus can live 20 years or more and will grow quite large unless you keep it pinched back. Feed a diluted liquid fertilizer in the spring when new growth begins, and again every three weeks while it's blooming.

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