Blooms - Knowledgebase Question

Bloomington, MN
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Question by Reademeralds
July 19, 2007
I have a Hibiscus plant and last year it bloomed all summer with three different color beautiful blooms. This year after bringing the plant (I suspect it is really several plants intertwined)indoors for the winter and putting it out after danger of frost was gone, does not bloom.

What should I be doing to encourage blooms?

Answer from NGA
July 19, 2007
I'm sure you're right - you have several different plants in the same pot. The result is spectacular - when they bloom! Sunshine and warm temperatures will make them bloom. Be sure they have rich soil and ample water; feed every 2-3 weeks with a half-strength dilution of liquid fertilizer (Miracle Gro, Peter's, Shultz's, etc.) If they aren't getting full sunshine, move them gradually or the leaves will burn. Start by giving them a few hours of morning sunshine and increase by one hour each day. With enough sun, your hibiscus should bloom. Best wishes with your plant!

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