Palm Springs is part of the Hibiscus genus and is a Tropical hibiscus variety. Its scientific name is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Palm Springs'. Palm Springs is a hybrid variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours: Cerise red and Banana yellow. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5.
Bred by Charles Black of California, USA. Parents Gerald Derr x The Path 1A type of Flower, it mainly grows as an Evergreen plant - which means it typically is a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Palm Springs 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 Palm Springs originates from.
Palm Springs 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.
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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.Palm Springs likes a position of full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Palm Springs 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. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 9 - 12 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant.
By our calculations, you should look at sowing Palm Springs about 84 days before your last frost date.
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