Yes, we can plant hibiscus in the fall. Hibiscus grows best when planted in spring, summer, and fall. If you live in a region that is warm throughout the year, such as California, Texas, and Arizona, tropical hibiscus should be able to survive the winter if you plant it there.
The trumpet-shaped blooms of the hibiscus tree may be produced either on annual or perennial herbaceous plants. This tropical tree likes to have soil that is both wet and well-drained and may thrive in either full sun or moderate shade. Hibiscus is a genus that has over 200 species and many more cultivars. Hibiscus blossoms may grow about 10 inches in diameter when they are fully matured, and they are available in a broad variety of hues, ranging from white to red, pink, yellow, and orange.
If you live in a warm area or if you want a stunning houseplant, tropical hibiscus types, also known as Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis, are an excellent choice. The shrubby rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus), also known as a hardy species, is an excellent option for those who live in more temperate regions of North America since it is not only simpler to cultivate but can also resist severe winter temperatures. Hibiscus blooms, in general, have a strong allure for hummingbirds and butterflies, but this holds true regardless of the type.
Although all hibiscus has characteristics that extend beyond their superficial look, each variety has particular needs with regard to their maintenance and cultivation.
Best Time to Plant Hibiscus?
The planting season for hibiscus is spring, which is also the optimum time to acquire young plants from nurseries. Another option is to start a new plant from a cutting in the springtime.
If you want to start your hibiscus plant from seed, you should do it inside about a month and a half before the date of the last spring frost. Before planting, let seeds soak for one hour in water that is extremely warm to the touch. Seeds may also be planted in the ground outside after the final date on which frost is forecasted to occur.
How to Plant Hibiscus?
- Place the stems of hibiscus plants that are grown in pots so that they are flush with the top layer of soil.
- In order to root a cutting in the spring, you must first cut off a branch that is between 5 and 6 inches in length and then remove the lowest leaves. In a container with a mixture of three parts sand and one part peat, plant the cutting. After a few weeks, roots ought to start developing. Move the seedlings from the container into the ground.
- Plants of the species of hibiscus that lose their leaves annually may be kept at a distance of two to three feet. Before you start planting, you should think about how tall and wide a mature plant may potentially grow.
- When you are planting, be sure to give it enough water.
Rose of Sharon and hardy hibiscus are two plants that are able to flourish in areas that are chilly and moderate. They do best in temperatures between 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit, although they are hardy enough to survive in temps as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature drops below 30 degrees Fahrenheit and there is a chance of frost, bring any plants that have been cultivated in containers indoors. Be aware, however, that they like a greater relative humidity in the air, which is why bathrooms provide an excellent setting for these plants.
Tropical plant species may be killed by temperatures that fall below 50 degrees Fahrenheit; thus, it is preferable to keep them in humid environments indoors while living in areas where this is likely to happen.