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Hibiscus produce huge colorful trumpet shaped flowers over a long season here in Spain. The are a fairly easy to grow in containers for your balcony or in the garden.
Hibiscus are rather thirsty plants and will only thrive and produce blossoms if they are given enough water. Depending on heat, wind and humidity, your plant may need to be watered daily – in extremely dry conditions – twice a day.
These are tropical plants, so they don’t like to dry out. They also don’t like to be soaking wet, so you have to be careful not to drown your plants. Keep the soil moist, watering your plant slowly and deeply.
If your your plant is dropping leaves, or you’re seeing yellowing leaves at the top of the hibiscus, chances are it’s not getting enough water. If your hibiscus has yellowing leaves in the middle or towards the bottom of the plant, chances are it’s suffocating from too much water.
– If your plant is consistently producing hibiscus flowers, it is happy, so keep doing what you’re doing. If your plant is not producing buds and flowers, try moving it into an area that has either more or less sunlight.
Hibiscus are deciduous shrubs with dark green leaves; the plants can grow to 15 feet tall in frost-free areas of Spain. Flowers may be up to 6 inches diameter, with colors ranging from yellow to peach to red. Hibiscus can be planted singly or grown as a hedge plant; they can also be pruned into a single-stemmed small tree. The flowers are attractive to butterflies.
How to Propagate Hibiscus From Cuttings in Water(With Updates)
DAIZZ’S TIPS:-The large, colorful blossoms of Hibiscus create an eye-catching display during summer, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies and providing the look of a tropical paradise, no matter what the variety. Hibiscus plants are members of the Mallow family, and there are many different species that are used in gardening, agriculture, and manufacturing. WITH THESE FEW SIMPLE TIPS GROW HIBISCUS CUTTINGS IN WATER…:)
Repoting your Hibiscus plants
This video shows how to repot a plant that is root bound. We go through the process step by step and at the end you’ll end up with a healthy plant!
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Hibiscus can suffer if there PH is to low it should be at about 6.5 but never over 7.00.
Hibiscus and other acid-loving plants needs acidic fertilizers. For instance, eggshells are almost 100% calcium carbonate, one of the main ingredients in agricultural lime; vinegar has acetic acid; & coffee not only lowers your soil pH ,it also enriches it with nitrogen,magnesium and potassium.
1: EPSOM SALT as a FERTILIZER
2: COFFEE GROUND as a FERTILIZER
3: EGG SHELLS as a FERTILIZER
4: WHITE VINEGAR used as a FERTILIZER
Above are some of the accidic fertilizers which can be made at home with low cost for your plants.
Epsom salt fertilizer:
1 table spoon Epsom salt
1 gallon of water
Combine the Epsom salt and water and use this solution to water your plants. repeat once a month. Epsom salt is made up of magnesium and sulphate-both vital plant nutrients.
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Option 2: Coffee Ground Fertilizer
used coffee grounds
Spread news paper, then spread used coffee grounds out on the paper and allow them to dry completely in sunlight for about 2-3 days. Sprinkle the coffee ground around the base of your plant.
Option 3: Eggshell Fertilizer for your Hibiscus.
Egg shell fertilizer:used for all kind of plants
Save your egg shells and allow them to dry. Place the dried shell in the blender and pulse until they are turned to fine powder. Sprinkle in your garden. Eggshells are made up almost only of calcium carbonate.
Option 4: Vinegar Fertilizer for your Hibiscus
Vinegar as fertilizer: used for houseplants and vegetable plants and Hibiscus
1 table spoon white vinegar
1 gallon of water
Combine the white vinegar and water. use the solution to water your plants. Repeat every three months, the acetic acid in vinegar works to increase the acidity of the soil.
Test your soil. The kit below is what I use and is fairly inexpensive.
MobileFDL 3-in-1 Soil Moisture Meter with Plant Light & PH Test Gauge Function, Suitable for Testing pH Acidity, Moisture & Sunlight for Gardening, Farming, indoor & outdoor, No Battery Needed.
- Soil Level: Measure soil’s moisture， pH and light by just plugging in the probe.
- Scientifically Accurate: Easy to read moisture, ph and light levels, promotes healthy plants
- NO Battery Required: No batteries or electricity needed, plug and read.
- Let you know your soil: when to water, control PH level, determine if plant getting adequate light.
- Ideal Tool: Compact and portable design for indoor/outdoor use.
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