4.4 out of 5 (44 experiences)
Also known as
China Rose, Hawaiian Hibiscus, Rose Mallow, hibiscus tree and Tropical Hibiscus Tree
How to care for Chinese Hibiscus
Chinese Hibiscus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Chinese Hibiscus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Chinese Hibiscus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Chinese Hibiscus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
She needs constant moisture, so I water her every other day. Also, needs a lot of direct sunlight. The blooms are FANTASTIC and fragrant, though they typically last only a couple days. But I love that you can take the fallen blooms and dry them to make tea!
As long as you care for hibiscus, she won’t let you down!
My poor hibiscus was RAVAGED by spider mites last year. Lost all its leaves before I could do anything. So sad.
When I saw leaves poking out this year, I pruned it. Now I wait for it to come back to life.
Spider mites are a huge nuisance here. They can ravage a plant before you even spot them.