Tropical hibiscus is part of the Hibiscus genus. Its scientific name is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.
Blooms all summer
Dark green foliage
Apricot-pink, red blooms
Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Alizarin crimson. The mature flowers take a single form, with an approximate petal count of 5.
It is a flower / ornamental and is treated mainly as an evergreen, so it retains its leaves throughout the year.
Tropical hibiscus normally grows with a shrubby habit to a mature height of 1.80 metres (that's 5.85 feet imperial).
If you would like to attract birds to your garden, consider growing this plant.
Tropical hibiscus needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.
This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Tropical hibiscus have been kindly provided by our members.
High nitrogen in Spring
Position in a dappled sun location and remember to water moderately. Zone 9 to 11 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Tropical hibiscus tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 6.1 and 7.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Tropical hibiscus is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips.
See our list of companion Plants for Tropical hibiscus to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Seed, cuttings, air layering, budding, or grafting.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Tropical hibiscus about 84 days before your last frost date .
In the 9a region, this plant grows best in dappled sun to full shade. Many times you will see instructions that say to put them in full sun, but in 9a they will not thrive in full sun.
When transplanting from pot 1:
1. Dig a hole 2 times the width of the pot and just as deep.
2. When you set in the plant make sure the top of the root ball is even with ground level.
3. Combine your planting mix and soil. Fill to the ground level and tap.
4. Form water basin. Water to settle soil.
5. Add a layer of mulch.
6. Check often for water until it is established.
These estimates for how long Tropical hibiscus takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.
Average 3 days | Min 3 days | Max 3 days (1)
Average 92 days | Min 93 days | Max 93 days (1)
Average days | Min days | Max days (0)
Our when to plant Tropical hibiscus estimates are relative to your last frost date.
rosa-sinensis = Chinese Rose
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1 Lowe’s plant card