Plant Care Hibiscus laevis

Hibiscus laevis

Taxonomy

Hibiscus laevis
Hibiscus
Malvaceae
Malvales

How to care for Hibiscus laevis

Water

How often to water your Hibiscus laevis

Water needs for Hibiscus laevis
0.5 cups
every 9

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

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Hibiscus laevis in Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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Growing Hibiscus laevis in Memphis right now

Light needs for plant Hibiscus laevis in Memphis, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Memphis is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Hibiscus laevis in Memphis, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 26.8% ☀️

November 24th, 2021

Memphis is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Memphis is expected to decrease by 26.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Hibiscus laevis in Memphis, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, Memphis is getting an average of 8.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.7 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for None in your home

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

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

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Memphis, Tennessee ⛅.

Hibiscus laevis does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Hibiscus laevis

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Hibiscus laevis: 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 Hibiscus laevis after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Hibiscus laevis

Nutrient needs for plant Hibiscus laevis in Memphis, Tennessee

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

November 25th, 2021

The growing potential in Memphis is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Hibiscus laevis is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Hibiscus laevis

Hibiscus laevis


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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