Q.I Have A Tropical Hibiscus Tree With 4 Intertwined Trunks That I Want To Keep Over The Winter. I Read Your Article On Wintering H
ibiscus Indoors but have some questions. I’d like to keep the tree in the basement and have it go dormant. How do I best do tha t? Should I cut it back before I take it to the basement or wait until the spring? I live outside of Buffalo, NY. I overwintered this tree last year and it really looked sad by spring. It took months to get it back to its prior year’s beauty. It literally just started blooming last week.
I have not had success with that. They are tropical plants that require >6 hrs of sun to produce enough food for the roots but they do not hoard enough in winter to survive long, dark winters. Can you try putting it in a south facing window with some light instead?