5 Tips - "How To" Make your Hibiscus Happy!

Anne AndersonJun 2, '20

Hawaiian Punch Hibiscus are high quality, greenhouse grown Hibiscus and they are easy to grow!

These tropical plants offer big, bold, vibrant long-lasting blooms (3 to 4 days of tropical colour, whereas most blooms last only a day). The Hawaiian Punch Hibiscus are perfect for containers and landscapes, bringing a tropical feel to your gardens.

Hawaiian Punch Hibiscus

TIP #1 - Grow Hibiscus in Full Sun

6 or more hours of direct sunlight per day is ideal. Outdoor hibiscus flourishes best in warm and sunny places. The plants will be enjoyable in container gardens or freely planted in beds in the garden. 

TIP #2 - Water When Dry to Touch and Fertilize Regularly

Water your Hawaiian Punch hibiscus when the top 2.5cm (1") of the soil is dry to the touch. Water generously. The hibiscus plants come with a fertilizer charge. To help your hibiscus flourish we recommend using a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2 to 3 weeks.

TIP #3 - Deadhead the Finished Blooms

Deadheading is the removal of spent blooms and seedpods. Removing faded blooms will help to promote further blooming by directing the plant's energy to produce new blooms. Hold the branch of the finished bloom between your fingers (see photo) and snap/break it off where it joins the main plant stem and discard.

Deadheading Hibiscus

TIP #4 - Protect your Plants from Frost

Treat Hawaiian Punch hibiscus as annuals in cooler climates, they will not survive a frost but can be overwintered indoors. Pruning helps maintain a nice shape and size and this will also encourage blooming and a fuller plant.

TIP #5 - You Can Overwinter your Hibiscus Indoors

They love the sun, so let the plant get a few hours of sunlight everyday to get it to bloom. If you see a sudden drop in the amount of buds, it can be a result of changes in the amount of sunlight it receives. When you water your hibiscus let the topsoil dry out between waterings and prevent the soil from getting soggy.

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