Tropical hibiscus are woody plants that have dark green leaves and spectacular single and double flowered blossoms. We offer Hibiscus in many different size pots and tree forms (called standards) as well as tree forms with a spiral stalk containing 3 different colors in 1 pot. Remember they will not overwinter outdoors in our area (Zone 5) and must be indoors for the winter.
In the summer they flower best in full sun with regular watering and weekly fertilizing until Sept 1st. Watch for aphids and spider mites using insecticidal products such as Bayer Advanced . Use these sprays to rid pests before bringing them indoors prior to hard frosts.
Winter:During their time indoors in the winter the best location is in a south facing window in cooler room or area, around 55 to 60 degrees is best. Leaf and bud/blossom drop is common at this time, keep soils just moderately moist never soggy. Fertilizing should be reduced until new growth is observed, probably around March. If you have unseasonable warm days early spring place your plants outdoors if possible remembering to bring back indoors that day. Be vigil about pest inspections, a magnifying glass is very helpful.
Plants can be permanently placed outdoors if the night temperatures stay above 60 degrees. Use our fertilizers here for best results!