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Actually Hibiscus plant is an herbaceous perennial, deciduous or evergreen shrub valued for the exotic trumpet-shaped flowers. Hibiscus plant has showy blooms, which appear from mid-summer into fall, can reach up to twelve inches wide, lending tropical appeal to the landscape.
One of the most commonly grown hibiscus varieties includes both the hardy and tropical types. The Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) variety is a deciduous shrub hardy to USDA zones five to nine. The Rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) variety is an herbaceous perennial that dies back to the ground in winter, and is hardy in USDA zones four to nine. The tropical hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) variety is hardy in USDA zones nine to twelve, depending on the variety, and is sensitive to temperatures below fifty degrees Fahrenheit. To learn how to grow Hibiscus in pots visit
To grow Hibiscus in pots quickly, start with a well-draining potting mix and a container large enough to accommodate the plant's root system. Choose a sunny location for the pot, as Hibiscus plants thrive in full sun. Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Fertilize every two weeks during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer. Prune the plant to encourage bushy growth and remove dead or damaged branches. Monitor for pests like aphids or mealybugs and treat promptly if necessary. With proper care, your Hibiscus should grow quickly and produce vibrant blooms. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to