Plant Care Desert Hibiscus

Desert Hibiscus

Also known as

paleface and rock hibiscus


Hibiscus denudatus

How to care for Desert Hibiscus


How often to water your Desert Hibiscus

Water needs for Desert Hibiscus
0.5 cups
every 9

Desert Hibiscus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Desert Hibiscus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Desert Hibiscus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Desert Hibiscus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Desert Hibiscus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Desert Hibiscus in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Desert Hibiscus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Desert Hibiscus: repot after 2X growth

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 Desert Hibiscus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Desert Hibiscus

Desert Hibiscus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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