Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

Buffalo, Ne
Question by autumnjoy36
March 3, 2011
I purchased a hibiscus plant from a supermarket last summer and never got aroung to repotting it to bring it into the house for the winter. I left it in my garage which is about 35 - 40 degrees in winter. It's all dried out right now. Do you think my hibiscus will come back to life this summer?

Answer from NGA
March 3, 2011


Tropical hibiscus needs warm temperatures and bright light in order to grow well. If yours was sitting in a cold, dark garage all winter long I don't think it will recover. But, you can certainly try to coax it back to life. Prune it back (pruning encourages new growth) and water it well. If there's any life left in the roots you'll see new growth in 2-3 weeks. Let's hope for the best!

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