hibiscus - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sshipp3571
October 24, 2009
Have a 7 year old hibiscus. Bloomed the first year. Brought in and, thereafter, when placed outside it has failed to bloom--a very few blooms would appear in November once it was back inside. What can be done to get the plant to bloom properly?

Answer from NGA
October 24, 2009


Hibiscus loves heat and sunshine and it blooms on new growth. I'd suggest moving it outdoors this spring, placing it in a shady spot for about a week, then moving it gradually to a full sun spot. When you see new growth, prune it back by about one third. This will encourage a thick, full shrub with lots of flowers. It's the sunshine and summer heat that makes all the difference! Best wishes with your hibiscus.

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