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Tropical hibiscus 'Cajun Cocktail'   

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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Cajun Cocktail is part of the Hibiscus genus and is a Tropical hibiscus variety. Its scientific name is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Cajun Cocktail'. Cajun Cocktail is a hybrid variety. This variety typically blooms in the following colours:   Brink pink and   Arylide yellow. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5.

Bred by DuPont Nursery, Bayou Plaquemine, Louisiana. Parents Unknown x Unknown 1

This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Cajun Cocktail normally grows with a shrub-like habit to a mature height of 1.82 metres (that's 5.92 feet imperial).

United States is believed to be where Cajun Cocktail originates from.

This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Cajun Cocktail Tropical hibiscus is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

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How to grow Cajun Cocktail

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Tropical hibiscus are highly sensitive to phosphorus (the middle “P” number on fertilizers) and an excessive amount will kill the plant. Do not use so-called “bloom fertilizers” on them. Instead tropical hibiscus need a lot of potash to bloom properly (the last number or “K” on fertilizers). Palm fertilizers are widely available and usually have the proper ratio of a medium-low-high NPK ratio along with needed minors.

The pesticide malathion will defoliate tropical hibiscus. Do not use it for pest control.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Cajun Cocktail is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Cajun Cocktail are Zone 9 and Zone 12.

Growing Cajun Cocktail from seed

Transplanting Cajun Cocktail

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Cajun Cocktail is a tender plant.

Harvesting Cajun Cocktail

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