Fullmoon Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

Burlingame, CA
Question by Reanden2001
May 17, 2001
What is the best way to take care of a FullMoon Hibiscus in a pot? IE Fertilizer, light, pruning, watering, etc.


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Answer from NGA
May 17, 2001

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Lots of people grow hibiscus as houseplants during the winter, putting them outdoors for the summer months. Ideally, plants should be allowed to gradually adjust to indoor conditions after growing outdoors all summer. They're more likely to retain their leaves, and less likely to attract pests. When the daytime temperatures reach a minimum of 60F this spring, gradually acclimate it back to the outdoors by exposing it to a little more sun each day over the course of a week. Reverse the process in fall when you bring it inside.

Hibiscus like average household temperatures and very
bright light. They also want moist, but not soggy soil. Mist the leaves regularly to add some moisture to the air. If the plant gets too leggy, you can pinch back some of the stems. Fertilize during the spring/summer months (March through August as a rule of thumb). Your Fullmoon hibiscus will provide you with pure yellow double flowers - truly a sight to see! Hope this helps!

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