Container Hibiscus Plants

Two Hibiscus Overwintered in Garage

steps71 added on March 12, 2015 | Answered

I have two hibiscus plants I saved in my garage over the winter. I live in Missouri. I trimmed them all way down so what should I feed them and when can I put them outside?

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Answered on March 12, 2015

Move your hibiscus outdoors gradually in the spring when the temperature reaches 45 to 50 F - hibiscus do not tolerate temperatures under 45 F. Nitrogen and high levels of potassium are required by hibiscus. Use a water-soluble fertilizer formulated for hibiscus and feed the plant lightly but regularly. Slow release fertilizer, which lasts up to six weeks, may also be used.

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