You often see the beautiful ladies of Hawaii with lovely hibiscus flowers tucked in behind their ears as a natural decoration. Many homes have hibiscus shrubs of many colors growing and the yellow hibiscus is the State Flower of Hawaii. In the right conditions your can grow your own hibiscus flowers at your home or indoors.
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Instructions are provided with each package, but here is an alternate method that we’ve tried with success. Upon receiving your hibiscus package, carefully remove the cutting from its package and place in a glass with enough water to cover about 2 inches of the cutting. The waxed end should point up and there should be a small amount of leaf growth showing. Let the cutting stand in the jar of water until you see root buds forming. Replace water as it evaporates and to freshen every 3 days. When healthy root buds start to show and a leaf starts to develop, carefully plant into a small pot of moist potting soil being careful not to damage the young roots. click photo to see an enlargement of our hibiscus slip.
Hibiscus shrubs like warm climates. If your area experiences frost or freezing, it’s best to plant in pots for relocating indoors. Start out by growing your new plant in partial shade, don’t expose to full sunlight. As the plant becomes established and used to its environment, gradually increase exposure to sun. The soil should drain well and be fertile. Good drainage is important as hibiscus roots have a tendency to rot. PH of the soil should be 6.0-7.0 and fertilizer, such as 10-10-10 with trace elements will help them bloom. Avoid high nitrogen fertilizers or the plant will grow a lot of leaves but not many flowers.
Prune and shape to remove dead wood and stimulate growth and keep the shrub at the size you desire. Hibiscus plants may attract whiteflies, scale, mealy bugs, thrips and aphids. If your plants show signs of aphids or thrips, you can spray your own homemade mixture of one tablespoon of soap to a gallon of water or use other organic insecticidal soaps. You can also remove the aphids, and most other insects, by directing a strong spray of water at the undersides of the plant's leaves. Whiteflies, mealy bugs and scale can be controlled by using a fine spray of oil on the leaves.