Propagation forum: Tropical Hibiscus

Views: 628, Replies: 3 » Jump to the end

Butterflies Daylilies Echinacea Heucheras Hellebores Hostas
Lilies Region: Northeast US
bluepoppy
Sep 23, 2013 12:01 PM CST
I have a hibiscus that goes straight up in the air with a few side branches. Of course it blooms on the end of the branches. It needs to be pruned back and so I want to know can this be done and can I get the cuttings to root??
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
Image
JB
Sep 23, 2013 12:18 PM CST
I have had great luck getting my cuttings to root. The Hibiscus was a double salmon and I cut it back each year when I put it in the greenhouse and it comes back and blooms each year. It got so big I had to give it away since I ran out of space in my greenhouse. If you look up your hibiscus you will see the best time to cut for rooting....here is a link from a printout I had when I was propagating it. I do not know if the link is any good anymore. I printed it out in 2009. http://www.trop-hibiscus.com/rooting.html the title was Tropical Hibiscus - Propagation by Rooting. If the link does not work, search for that title and see if you an find it. Hope this helps.
Good luck.
Name: James
Fabens,TX (Zone 8a)
Image
Txtea
Sep 26, 2013 7:51 PM CST
JB, thank you for posting the link I found it to be very helpful.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
Image
JB
Sep 27, 2013 7:09 AM CST
Your very welcome. Big Grin

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Propagation forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Agave"