information: Tropical Hibiscus are available through out the
year in several forms. Hibiscus with braided trunks, large bushes and trees (called standards) can be
easily found during the spring months at your local greenhouse. Smaller 6" potted
Hibiscus intended for use as an indoor flowering house plant can
be purchased at your local flower shop or garden center year round.
Indoors Hibiscus require a minimum of one half day of direct
sunshine for proper growth and flower development. If your
Hibiscus plant isn't flowering continually, it probably is not
getting enough light.
Your Hibiscus plant will
always let you know visually when it needs a drink. Its upper
leaves will start to droop. Water your Hibiscus thoroughly
allowing water to run thru the drain holes. Feed monthly while
your Hibiscus is growing with a balanced liquid fertilizer, bi- monthly when the
plant is resting.
Hibiscus may also be kept outdoors on a shaded patio during the
summer months. When kept outdoors Hibiscus can consume a large
amount of water. Be sure to check your
Hibiscus for water
daily. There is also a winter hardy Hibiscus that can be grown
here in Colorado.