Container Hibiscus Plants

Pruning a Hibiscus in Winter

Anonymous added on January 27, 2014 | Answered

We have brought indoors a medium sized hibiscus with a full southern (sun) exposure. The leaves in the middle of the branches have fallen off. Leaves are full at the ends of branches and the plant does continue to flower somewhat. Question: what care do we do? Do we prune and, if so, how far back? Thank you!

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Answered on January 27, 2014

It is ok to trim your hibiscus plant if you are overwintering it indoors. In fact, this can lessen the stress it will likely experience while acclimating to its new indoor environment, which is why leaves tend to drop off. You can trim whenever you deem necessary, but for hard pruning I would wait until spring when you set it back out. These articles will help:,

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