Hibiscus forum: how to replant a new plant

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toronto, canada
mplant14
Aug 7, 2016 6:18 PM CST
I got a branch from a full grown hibiscus tree and would like to replant it to get a new tree. I would like to know the steps how to get this branch to become a full grown tree
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Zazinnia
Aug 8, 2016 11:05 AM CST
I don't know what kind of hibiscus you have. Is it the tree type? Rose of Sharon? Or the perennial type with softer stems?? For the perennial hibiscus, I take small cuttings, put them in small containers of damp potting soil, then put the containers in a pan with an inch or so of water in it. Then put in the shade and leave alone (unless you need to add water...I don't let mine get dry) until there is new growth. Once the new growth starts, they grow fast and need to be planted out or put in a larger pot.

What kind are you trying to root?? Best of luck!! Maybe Jay will come by with some other ideas.
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dyzzypyxxy
Aug 8, 2016 11:08 AM CST
How about a picture of your branch? This will give us an idea of what kind your Hibiscus is, and also let us advise you on whether to cut it smaller, or to try to root it as is.
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Horntoad
Aug 8, 2016 8:27 PM CST
Zazinnia said:I don't know what kind of hibiscus you have. Is it the tree type? Rose of Sharon? Or the perennial type with softer stems?? For the perennial hibiscus, I take small cuttings, put them in small containers of damp potting soil, then put the containers in a pan with an inch or so of water in it. Then put in the shade and leave alone (unless you need to add water...I don't let mine get dry) until there is new growth. Once the new growth starts, they grow fast and need to be planted out or put in a larger pot.

What kind are you trying to root?? Best of luck!! Maybe Jay will come by with some other ideas.

That's basically it. Here is a description of how I do it, that I posted on another thread recently.
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/1215737/
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toronto, canada
mplant14
Aug 16, 2016 4:41 PM CST
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here is the picture of the plant that I'm trying to grow. It is from my aunt's garden. It is currently growing in her front yard.
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Name: Jay
Nederland, Texas (Zone 9a)
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Horntoad
Aug 16, 2016 4:46 PM CST
If that is the cutting you are trying to start then you need to remove the flower and all the buds. You want the cutting to put all it's energy into making roots, not blooms and seeds.
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toronto, canada
mplant14
Aug 17, 2016 5:38 PM CST
so once I remove the flower and all the buds, do I put in a soil with root food?

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