Q.Is a Hibiscus Bush an Actual Bush? What Is a NODE?
Ok I have to admit I got my hibiscus from a plant shop just because I thought it was pretty and I knew absolutely NOTHING about them except that they are tropical. I got an answer from Nikki about my first question “how do I get a bushier hibiscus” and her answer was really helpful. (THANKS! :)) But now I just want to make sure I understand. A hibiscus is an actual BUSH. . . not a plant like my peace lily or my gerber daisy? So it needs to be trimmed like any other bush or hedge? And also the article said trim a few inches from the node. What’s a NODE?
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Yes, hibiscus is a shrub, though you can grow it in a container, especially the tropical varieties, and treat it as you would a houseplant.
I'm glad I helped you with your other question...and to answer this one, a node is simply the point on a stem that has the potential to grow into another stem, or produce additional leaves or flowers.