Plant Care sea hibiscus

sea hibiscus

Also known as

sea hibiscus, beach hibiscus, coastal, coast, hibiscus, cottonwood, green cottonwood, native hibiscus, native rosella, cottonwood hibiscus, kurrajong, sea rosemallow, balibago, malabago, maribago, waru, baru, bebaru, pagu, hau, fau, purau and vau tree


Hibiscus tiliaceus

How to care for sea hibiscus


How often to water your sea hibiscus

Water needs for sea hibiscus
0.5 cups
every 9

sea 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.

Calculate water needs of sea hibiscus

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 sea hibiscus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant sea hibiscus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

sea hibiscus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

sea hibiscus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize sea hibiscus

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

Difficulty Level

sea hibiscus is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for sea hibiscus

sea hibiscus

sea 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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