Transplanting Hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

Palm Harbor, Fl
Question by k1605
February 20, 2009
i live in zip code 34683.
i would like to transplant 4 hibiscus plants. they will be in the same full sun, just on the other side of the driveway. they are all about 4 feet tall.
when can i move them and what should i add to the soil (mostly sand) to help them recover?
thanks for your help.

Answer from NGA
February 20, 2009


You can transplant them successfully if you do it now before the weather gets too hot. Sandy soil can be amended with compost or aged manure to help it hold nutrients and adequate moisture. After replanting, water them well and be sure to water them deeply once each week until the roots become established in their new homes. Don't feed them or add anything else to make them grow - they will need to put their energy into the root systems, not into top growth. You can feed them lightly about 4 weeks after they have been transplanted. By then the roots will be established and will need the nutrients. Best wishes with the move!

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