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care should be considered from planting to caring for the mature
plant. Hibiscus care begins by selecting the best possible site
for the hibiscus plant. The site selected should have at least
6 to 8 hours of sunlight each day. They are quite adaptable
to soil types, but they prefer soils with lots of organic matter.
Hibiscus plant care begins with preparing an acceptable location
that will allow them to grow without a lot of stress.
the hibiscus. Work up the soil in the area and plant the hibiscus
at the same level it was growing in the container. Soak the
root system several times after planting to drive out air
pockets in the soil.
care of hibiscus then turns to water needs. Until the hibiscus
is well established, they need lots of water. Try to keep
them constantly moist. After they are well established, they
can tolerate both dry and moist conditions. Hibiscus plant
care then should turn to accounting for fertility. Fertilize
each spring with 10-20-10 formulation or an organic fertilizer.
The winter season is the next consideration
for successful hibiscus care. Hardy hibiscus can be trimmed
back to about 12’ above the ground after a killing frost.
Once the soil is close to freezing solid, they should be heavily
mulched. Pile the mulch at least 12’ deep.You can cover
the mulch with snow to provide even more insulation. They
need to be kept cold, not frozen or warm.
hibiscus care is relatively easy. After planting on a good
site, water and fertilize and provide winter protection. If
you want to encourage better branching, pinch them lightly
early in the growing season. They should not need pruning
unless they get too large for their area. Once the new shoots
have emerged in the spring, you can prune out the old stems.