Care of hibiscus plants - Knowledgebase Question

Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Question by cfish55
May 7, 2010
How often should I water potted hibiscus plants in the hot south Florida sun?


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Answer from NGA
May 7, 2010

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There's no particular watering schedule for plants in containers - the soil can dry out in a matter of hours if the weather is hot, or a matter of days if the plant is not actively growing. The best way to water is to check your plants every morning. If the soil is dry an inch beneath the surface, it's time to water; if it feels moist you can wait a day to check it again. As long as the container has drainage holes on the bottom, excess water will drain and the roots won't become water logged. Just check your hibiscus daily for watering needs and after a while you'll get a sense of how often you need to water. Enjoy your garden!

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