Plant Care Hibiscus Moscheutos

Hibiscus Moscheutos

Also known as

Crimsoneyed Rosemallow, Crimsoneyed Rosemallow, Crimsoneyes rosemallow, Hardy hibiscus, Rose mallow, Swamp rose-mallow and Eastern rosemallow


Hibiscus moscheutos

How to care for Hibiscus Moscheutos


How often to water your Hibiscus Moscheutos

Water needs for Hibiscus Moscheutos
0.5 cups
every 9

Hibiscus Moscheutos 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.

Calculate water needs of Hibiscus Moscheutos

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Finding light for Crimsoneyed Rosemallow in your home

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

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

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

Hibiscus Moscheutos does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Hibiscus Moscheutos

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Hibiscus Moscheutos

Hibiscus Moscheutos

Hibiscus Moscheutos

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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