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How to care for Hibiscus Plant

Hibiscus is a tropical plant known for its big, colorful flowers. They love warm temperatures and usually need to be protected during cold weather. They have woody stems and grow close to the ground. The flowers of this plant are very big in size and are of different colors like red, peach, yellow, orange, and purple.

  • What if your hibiscus plant is not giving flowers?
  • What if your hibiscus buds are falling regularly?
  • The leaves of the plants are turning yellow and pests are attacking the plant.
hibiscus flower
hibiscus flower

In this article, we are going to provide the solutions for all of these problems.

Hibiscus is a perennial plant, if you will take proper care of it then it can survive for many years with you. Generally, hibiscus should be grown in the ground but with proper technique and care, we can grow it inside the pot also.

1. Sunlight for Hibiscus plant

sunlight for hibiscus plant
sunlight for hibiscus plant
  • Hibiscus plants grow in direct sunlight, the best place for hibiscus is a place that gets 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight in a day.
  • The ideal temperature for this plant to grow is 15℃-35℃.
  • If the temperature goes beyond the range then keep the plant in the shade otherwise leaves might get burnt.
  • You need to save this plant from extreme cold and winter dew also.

2. Pot size for Hibiscus plant

pot size for hibiscus plant
pot size for hibiscus plant
  • Choose the pot very wisely because they prefer root bound also.
  • The roots of this plant are bigger in size, so you need a big pot for them at least 12 inches.
  • When you buy this plant from a nursery, do not shift them into another pot immediately.
  • In fact, even if your plant is 2-3 years old and doing well in the current pot then also do not shift it because this plant gets transplant shock very easily.
  • If you think that plant has grown up very well and your current pot size is small according to the plant then you can shift it to a bigger pot.
  • The best pots are clay pots but you can choose as per your convenience. You can take cement, ceramic, or any pot.

                Do it with all care to prevent transplant shock.

3. How to Water Hibiscus Plant

watering plants

  • Hibiscus needs balanced water, over-watering leads to fungus and pests in the plants. It will stop the growth of the plant, leaves will start turning yellow, and buds will get weaker and start falling down.
  • At first, go give water nicely and after that check the top soil of the pot.
  • If the soil is dry, then lose the soil with any tool and check if the soil is completely dry or sticking to the hands.
  • If it is wet do not give water. In winter, do not give water daily.

4. Pesticide for Hibiscus Plant

Pest attacks, fungi, mealybugs, and all are very common problems with hibiscus plants.

mealybug on hibiscus plant
  • To prevent it, first of all, avoid overwatering.
  • If you have more than one hibiscus then keep this plant at different places with gaps otherwise all of them would get pest attacks at the same time.
  • You can do neem spray weekly on this plant.
  • If you want to prevent your plant from pest attack then check your plant every third day.
  • Observe the stems, branches, flowers, and both sides of the leaves properly, if you have even a minor doubt of a pest attack then spray insecticide on it immediately.

ACTARA insecticide is good for the removal of pests and safe for plants, you can use this insecticide.

5. Pruning of Hibiscus Plant


If you want so many flowers in your plant, then you need to be regular in pruning. We need to do the pruning of the leaves, stems, branches, and flowers.

  • Remove all the yellow leaves, and spotted leaves otherwise the plant will waste its energy on these leaves.
  • You can remove the leaves from the bottom of the plant also because they do not play any role in photosynthesis.
  • Bottom leaves cover the soil which is not good for the plant and fungus also spreads through these leaves.
  • We should not do over-pruning of leaves otherwise the process of photosynthesis would get disturbed.
  • Always do the pruning of the plant in the growing season, not during winter seasons because at that time growth of the plant stops.

6. Best Fertilizer for Hibiscus Plant

  • Hibiscus is a heavy feeder plant, it needs fertilizer every 15 days.
  • You can give any fertilizer like cow dung, mustard cake, vermicompost, or any other which is available.
  • You can give banana peel fertilizer also because the banana peel contains high potassium, and potassium is very important for the biological and chemical growth of the plant.

Hibiscus is a very beautiful plant.

Enjoy the beauty of this plant!!