Plant ID forum: Melbourne/Australia - What's this plant and is it useful?

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Melbourne, Australia [AU zone
whoatemylettuce
Jan 10, 2018 4:27 AM CST
I need to remove this plant because it was planted next to the house wall and I don't want to introduce any bugs into the house (doing a maintenance strip instead with weed mat and crushed rock)

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Thank you very much!
Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Jan 10, 2018 4:43 AM CST
Tropical hibiscus, they are hybrids, useful? depends on each person, to me they are truly beauty, plus good for pollinator, (even the bloom can be use as tea, (in Okinawa Japan))
so yes.... tome they are useful. Smiling
Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Jan 10, 2018 8:00 AM CST
Beautiful plant!
Porkpal
Melbourne, Australia [AU zone
whoatemylettuce
Jan 10, 2018 3:35 PM CST
Thank you very much! Hurray!
Melbourne, Australia [AU zone
whoatemylettuce
Jan 10, 2018 3:46 PM CST
Actually can I ask how to transplant this?
Now is currently mid-summer, can I transplant still during late afternoon?

Dig new hole, water in to test drainage
Cut back the plant to 1/3 size
Dig and try to preserve root ball then put in new hole and water 4-6 weeks?
Fertilize again in spring?

I am very sad whenever I have to remove a plant. Feel like killing someone. But sometimes it just has to be done. Please let me know so i can have a chance to rescue this plant. THank you Crying
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jan 10, 2018 4:13 PM CST
Tropical Hibiscuses (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) can be transplanted easily, just remember to keep it well watered until it's established in the new garden location. If the size is more than you are wanting to work with (digging and re-planting elsewhere) you can take hardwood stem cuttings and root them for new plants.
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Melbourne, Australia [AU zone
whoatemylettuce
Jan 10, 2018 4:32 PM CST
Thank you Mrs Lin
Hurray!

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