Yellow hibiscus plant native to tropical areas.
They live in a warm climate or impressive houseplants . Hibiscus flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds .
Hibiscus plant is also known as gudhal plant in India.
Hibiscus ( gudhal ) plant care
|Botanical name||Hibiscus app.|
|Plant type||Annual and perennial herbaceous|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun and partial shade|
|Soil Type||Moist - well drained|
|Soil pH||Acidic , neutral|
|Bloom Time||Summer, fall, and year-round in tropical climate|
|Flower Colour||Various, including white, red, pink, yellow, orange|
|Hardiness Zones||From 5 to 11|
|Native||North America , asia|
Hibiscus love bright conditions. In northern climates , full sun is o best, but in the dry heat of the south, filtered sunlight is better. If you find that your hibiscus plant is not producing blooms, move the plant to a sunny location.
Indoor tropical hibiscus plant leaves will need a bright spot near a sunny window but keep away from strong and direct sunlight.
All hibiscus do best in well-drained, fertile, moist, loamy soil. The hardy varieties are wetland natives.
Most hibiscus prefer a slightly acidic soil pH. The colour of hibiscus flowers can be affected by the soil's acidity level.
Mulching around the plant base can help with moisture retention , For nutrient-poor soil, amending with organic matter should be beneficial.
All hibiscus are thirsty plants that need to be kept moist. Indoor tropical hibiscus benefit from regular watering from spring to early autumn during the growing season.
Depending on the conditions, you might need to water your hibiscus daily to help it produce blooms.
Temperature and Humidity
Hardy hibiscus can grow in cool, temperate climates. They thrive in temperatures from 60 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit but it can handle temp. low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. When temperatures drop below 30 degrees Fahrenheit and frost is a risk, bring container-grown plants indoors..
Temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit can kill tropical varieties, so they are best housed in humid locations indoors in regions.
To encourage healthy blooms with good colour, feed plants with a high potassium and high nitrogen fertilizer. Fish emulsion and seaweed extract are organic fertilizers. Feed a half-strength solution just before the start of the bloom period and continue at least once every few weeks until the end of flowering seasons.