MALVACEAE
 
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Common names:  Hibiscus, Rose of China

Light needs:  High light.

Best temperatures:  Warm conditions between 60-70F (16-21C).

Water and humidity needs:  Keep soil moist.

Growing guidelines:  Grow in well-drained, soil-based mix.  Repot every 2-3 years in the spring.  Fertilize with a 3-1-2 fertilizer twice a month.

Common problems:  Whiteflies and mealybugs.

Propagation:  Stem cuttings in spring.

Comments:  Cut down to 4 inches in the spring to stop plant from becoming leggy.

Currently in Greenhouse:  Yes

 

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