Hibiscus Care Guide

Hibiscus can be grown into medium to large shrubs, colorful unique hedges, and accent pieces since they are known for their beautiful flowers that come in a wide variety of colors. The leaves of a hibiscus often grow with toothed or rugged edges and the flowers grow into a large trumpet-like shape, with five or more petals. These flowering shrubs prefer to be planted in well-prepared and well-drained soil and they need even moisture for their roots while establishing themselves. Tight soil tends to suffocate new transplants. They will grow great when planted in an area that receives full to partial sun.

How to Fertilize Your Hibiscus

For best results, apply Moon Dust three times a year. For an easy way to remember, we recommend fertilizing with Moon Dust on Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Valentine’s Day (or whichever holidays work for you!). For best results, apply Moon Juice every month. Those that live in Arizona and Nevada should supplement with our Soil and Water Conditioner because of the high levels of salt found in the local water. Apply fertilizer at the edge of the shrub canopy line.

How to Trim Your Hibiscus

The Hibiscus plant thrives on proper trimming techniques. Trimming helps stimulate new flower growth. It is best to trim during the spring and conduct light pruning in late summer/early fall for continued stimulated growth. Removing dead or weak branches is essential to create new growth and benefit the existing healthy branches. For a bush look, prune the tips from spring to fall. When pruning, only cut the area a third of the way down the branch.

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