Past Plants of the Day forum: of the Day: Red-Leaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella)

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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Dec 1, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Today's plant of the day for Hibiscus is Red-Leaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella).

This plant can be found in the ATP Plant Database at:
Red-Leaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella) .

Please join in, if you own this plant! We would love to know more!



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Red-Leaf Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella)
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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
Dec 1, 2015 6:55 PM CST
What great timing Thumbs up
I just purchased this plant this spring at about 8'' tall . It grew beautifully in a large pot as an accent plant. It is not hardy in my zone 5 and was so beautiful I potted it up and it is now inside . It was all of 6 foot tall so I cut some top off and it roots great . I have some in water in my kitchen window that has been there about 8 weeks now. A little less color due to lack of sunlight.
My husband asked why I brought the Japanese maple inside Smiling He is right they do look almost the same.

My Question is ???
The plant never flowered while outside but is just now putting on lots of buds . I am thinking about cutting it back , because I am afraid the flowers will be too stressful on the plant , being inside and all Confused

Any Ideas ?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Region: Gulf Coast Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the first seed swap I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Tip Photographer Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus
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Horntoad
Dec 1, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Cinda, go to the plants page in the database and file a local report and you will earn an acorn.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Dec 1, 2015 8:12 PM CST
@gardengus No, don't cut it back yet. This is the time when they bloom. You'll have time to cut it back later, but enjoy the blooms first. Thumbs up

mkb136
Dec 4, 2015 7:52 AM CST
I have this too. They give a nice color to the garden I agree with Bubbles its the time of year to enjoy it roots easy too.

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