Asked by: Dario Katzepov
asked in category: General Last Updated: 15th May, 2020

Can you grow hibiscus in a container?

Planting Hibiscus in Pots
Plant hibiscus in a pot filled with a lightweight, well-drained potting mix, such as a product that contains compost and perlite or vermiculite. Be sure the pot has a drainage hole in the bottom to prevent root rot and other diseases causes by poorly drained soil and excess moisture.

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Moreover, how do you care for a potted hibiscus?


  1. Grow potted hibiscus plants in loamy, lightweight soil.
  2. Make sure the planter or container drains well.
  3. Keep the soil moist but never soggy.
  4. Give your hibiscus plants warm water.
  5. Put them where they can get several hours of direct sunlight daily.
  6. Fertilize them weekly during their growth period.

Furthermore, how much water does a potted hibiscus need? Water. Tropical hibiscus is a thirsty plant and will only thrive and produce blossoms if it is given enough water. Depending on heat, wind, and humidity, your plant may need to be watered daily, or even twice a day in extremely dry conditions. It may need one to two inches of water per week.

Keeping this in consideration, how much sun does a hibiscus need?

As a rule, a hibiscus plant needs about 6 hours of full sun per day in order to bloom to its fullest potential. It will still grow perfectly well in partial shade, but it won't fill in as fully or bloom as spectacularly. The more light a hibiscus gets, the better it will bloom, up to a point.

Should I cut back my potted hibiscus?

If you have a potted tropical hibiscus, do an annual pruning in early spring. If you keep the evergreen plant indoors over the winter, it probably will become leggy and need to be pruned quite severely. The tropical hibiscus will produce new branches after a trim and those branches blossom all year long.

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