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Tropical Hibiscus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

 

Tropical Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a genus of hardy and tender annuals, evergreen and deciduous shrubs or small trees. The tender, evergreen species such as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, are popular conservatory or house plants in temperate climates. These plants require winter protection in these cooler regions and can be grown as pot plants. The hardy species such as H. syriacus are suitable for annual or mixed borders.

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plant Features
  • Tropical Hibiscus likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Tropical Hibiscus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Tropical Hibiscus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Tropical Hibiscus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Tropical Hibiscus

Latin name

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

type

Evergreen shrub or small tree

family

Malvaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Tropical Hibiscus likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Tropical Hibiscus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Tropical Hibiscus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Tropical Hibiscus likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Tropical Hibiscus is 1.00meters x 1.50meters 1.00 M 1.50 M

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus is a genus of hardy and tender annuals, evergreen and deciduous shrubs or small trees. The tender, evergreen species such as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, are popular conservatory or house plants in temperate climates. These plants require winter protection in these cooler regions and can be grown as pot plants. The hardy species such as H. syriacus are suitable for annual or mixed borders.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

This greenhouse variety should be planted in a greenhouse border or in 8-12 inch pots or tubs. Overwinter the plants between 7-10 degrees C. The plants, and particularly the variegated types, retain their foliage and remain colourful through the winter months if a temperature of of about 16C can be maintained and the compost is kept moist.

 

Flowering Season

From Mid Summer TO Mid Autumn

Hibiscus 'Rosa Sinensis' produces beautiful flowers from mid-summer to mid-autumn.

 
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