• One, two- and three-day varieties are available to plant. This means the length of time the flower lasts. Depending on the look you are wanting to choose the variety that suits. One day flowering varieties, have short-lived flowers, but the plants are covered. Three-day flowering varieties tend to have fewer flowers, which last longer.
  • Feed regularly throughout the growing season, if there are limited nutrients available to the plant at flowering time, the older leaves will tend to yellow quickly. Try PowerFeed PRO SERIES Plant Food for Roses & Flowers, its dynamic nutrient blend promotes healthy growth without excessive foliage and stimulates flowering for bigger, brighter more colourful blooms. Mix 50mL of the concentrate per 9 litres of water (standard watering can) and apply every 2 to 4 weeks.

  • Hibiscus plants sulk, with extremes of temperature. An unexpected extremely hot day will bring on yellow leaves almost overnight. As will an unusual cool change.
  • Flower drop is caused by several things aside from natural flowering length. Look for thrips and beetle in the flowers.
  • Nip growth tips out regularly to encourage busy growth.

Hibiscus can be grown successfully in highly manicured gardens or for ‘set and forget’ areas.