Tropical Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Brilliant') in the Tropical Hibiscuses Database

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Year Round
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Cane
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger


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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Mar 26, 2012 5:17 AM

Another method sometimes used for over-wintering tropical hibiscus is to cut them back to about 6-8 inches tall and store in the garage, basement or a closed dark room in the house with little or no light. Keep the temperature between 40° to 50° F. Do not water.

In the spring, put the plants outside, water and fertilize them. Blooms have been reported to occur after several months.

This method is also used with Poinsettias.

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