Hibiscus Flower – story of an ordinary flower which is never included in flower bouquet. She is ordinary but beautiful. It is a vibrant low care flower grows so well with the minimum requirement – that is sunlight and water.
We call it China Rose, Hibiscus, Joba, Gudhal call it by any name we need to just keep the basic clear.
Hibiscus comes in Single petal & Multi petal patterns with several beautiful colours like Red,Yellow, Orange, Pink, Peach, White etc and options for both Single and Bi -Colour are available.
The flowers may be smooth or scalloped.
You can easily propagate from Soft wood & Semi hard cuttings. Keep in water, once the leave are coming, keep it in a bigger pot. For hibiscus propagation there are easy ways.
Be very clear, the nursery environment is different than your home microenvironment. Please, please DONOT repot immediately. It is like a newly wed girl comes to new home and you are challenging with so many things. Let her adjust to your climate. MAKE SURE it gets SUNLIGHT. Once it os doing good you may repot
This shrub grows well in almost any kind of soil but the soil must have good water drainage facility.
Gudhal or call it Joba phool loves full Sun – like most of the flowering plants. Let snot adopt a flowering plant when we donot get sunlight
Most of your hibiscus plants donot give flower because of lack of sunlight of 6-7 hours direct sunlight
Water according to the temperature and climate. I always ask everyone to use common senses strong in gardening because there CAN NOT BE A Formula. You can not water alternate days at Rajasthan where Sun is so strong and water everyday at Mizoram where rain is so common.
Hibiscus loves water. Make sure the soil is wet and soil is not sticky in your container
Continuous over watering or under watering can be another cause yellowing of leaves.
Like climate, consider seasons. .. watering after three days in winters will gradually slow to once a week in December and Jan. Got it ?
Pruning helps to make new branches and pinching of tips of new developing branches in spring helps
When water, sunlight and soil is good, there is no need of extreme care. Trust organic way like using onion peel water at non monsoon days. Normal fertilization is always helpful , though a mature plant requires very less care.
Though Hibiscus is a hardy plant, it gets attacked by Aphids and Mealy Bugs. You can try high speed water jet to remove the bugs , if they are more, it would be better to cut of the affected branches carefully to save the plant.
There are a number of bad bugs , who take shelter beneath the leaves, inside the buds and lay egg therein, for example Mealy Bugs, Thrips, Aphids, Caterpillar larvae, Flower Bug Midges, Hibiscus Gall Midges etc.
Watch carefully. Hibiscus is very much prone to millibugs and other as it has vibrant colors it attracts so even if u don’t see bugs in them just spray neem oil once a month
There is a popular technique of using a minute quantity of shampoo or soap with liquid pesticide to detach the sticky bugs from the plants. You must have researched a lot on YouTube but WHY ? Soap solution is to get rid of sticky bugs ?
The science is easy, soap or alcohol dissolves the wax layer of the bugs, then you can physically remove the bugs by simply spraying water or any suitable insecticide thereafter to kill them
The best organic way is to spray soap water with pressure
I recently removed tip portions of one of my Hibiscus Plant as I found pruning of the affected portion to be the wise option to save the mother plant.
Early detection is always useful and effective to control this problem.