Chinese Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist daily at room temperatures above 22 °C, otherwise mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 5.6 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate humid subtropical

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Names

Other common names Rose of China, Hawaiian Hibiscus, Chinese hibiscus, China rose, shoe flower
Family Malvaceae

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
  • yellow
  • coral
  • orange
  • red
  • pink
  • violet
Leaf color
  • green