When To Bring In Hibiscus For Winter
Watering when a hibiscus is in its blooming stage they require large amounts of water.
When to bring in hibiscus for winter. Hibiscus are not picky when it comes to indoor storage. As long as your hibiscus is planted in a container its an easy matter to bring it indoors even if you live in canada or the northern united states. I have had great results with it. If you plan to store the plant in a cool dark area over the winter such as a basement its best to cut it back.
How to winterize a perennial hibiscus. Department of agriculture hardiness zones 4 through 9. However tropical hibiscuses should be brought indoors in all. Potted hibiscus thrive on my sunny deck in summer then lose leaves and get infested with tiny white bugs when indoors for the winter even in a sunny spot.
If where you live gets more than a few days a year below freezing 32 f you should store your hibiscus indoors for the winter. In the summer your hibiscus plant can go outside but once the weather starts to get near freezing it is time for you to bring your hibiscus indoors. Bring your hibiscus indoors before frost. Keep in mind when you take care of a hibiscus indoors their summer flower covered glory will quickly fade.
Location indoors for hibiscus winter care. Quit with the fertilizer use the bayer treatment one timefollow directions to the letter. Determine which hibiscus plant you have and then winterize accordingly. Bring them inside for the season when the nights stay in the upper to mid 40s.
If you live in colder climates grow tropical hibiscus in containers and keep the containers outdoors in the summer and indoors in the winter. Actually it doesnt just like lots of light it loves light. When the nighttime temperatures drop into the 50s. The plants naturally enter dormancy during the fall in us.
Tropical hibiscus has smaller blossoms with glossy green leaves and is hardy only to usda zone 9.