by aditya abhishek
Hibiscus is a genus of popular flowering plants from Malvaceae family and has over 100 sepcies of gorgeous plants that you can grow in your garden. Follow these simple tips to get heavy blooming.
Depending on variety of hibiscus, they can grow in hot tropical to sub-tropical and in cold temperate climate as well.
Hibiscus plant start blooming from April to end of summer season. Hibiscus can continue blooming in winters in areas that have mild climate.
But to keep plant in healthy condition, it is advised to stop adding fertilizers during winters to avoid forced growth & blooming as winter is their natural rest period.
Hibiscus can grow in wide range of soil but well drained, moist soil is best. Prepare potting mix with 50% garden soil + 40% compost + 10% cocopeat.
You can propgate hibiscus plant during early spring season by cuttings, grafting, budding or layering.
Bright direct sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours is daily is essential for better growth and development of hibiscus plant.
Keep the soil evenly moist but avoid waterlogging. They are hardy and can withstand draught for sometime. Avoid dry spells for longer duration.
From spring to late summer season fertilize with two handful of dung manure and banana or onion peel fertilizers once in a month for better growth and flowering.
Prune old branches of hibiscus during late winters or early spring season to promote new growth and flowering on new branches.
They are most common pest of hibiscus. Whenever you notice them on the plant, spray 5 ml of neem oil mixed in 1 litre of water & 10 drops of shampoo twice in a week.
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