Hibiscus Plants

Dividing My Hibiscus

Anonymous added on August 15, 2011 | Answered

In three years my hibscus has become 'Better Homes & Garden' worthy. Although it is starting to outgrow the area. Is it possible to divide?

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Answered on August 16, 2011

Hardy hibiscus can be divided and is usually done so in spring. It can be divided by cutting the plant in half. Stick a shovel in the middle of the plant between the stalks and cut straight down into the root ball. Then dig out from around the plant (about a foot around). Pop them up out of the ground and then replant. Here is an article you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/propgen/dividing-plants.htm

Your plant may simply need a good pruning rather than division. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/hibiscus/tips-for-pruning-hibiscus-plants-when-to-prune-hibiscus.htm

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