Container Hibiscus Plants

Do I Need to Prune My Thin-Looking, Hibiscus?

bdudzic added on December 27, 2010 | Answered

I have had a hibiscus plant for 2 years now and it is getting a little thin and not bushy like it once was. It is indoors for the winter and in a large pot with drainage. Do I need to prune it and if so, how?

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Answered on December 27, 2010

Pruning is a great way to bring back fullness to a hibiscus that has gotten too leggy.

If you are keeping it indoors, you can prune it now, but it is really better to wait until spring.

Whether you prune now or in the spring, you can cut it back by up to 1/3 per year.

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