Posted by Hannah Brand on May 10th 2021

May 11th, 2021


Hey plant friends!

This week we talking about Hibiscus. This plant belongs to the Malvaceae family and is native to subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. If you are looking to add that tropical vibe with vibrant gorgeous flowers, then this is the plant for you. There are a few key things to keeping this tropical plant happy. Hibiscus do their best outdoors in our hot and humid summers.

When caring for a Hibiscus the number one thing is to make sure you have full sun. Having at least 6 hours of full sun is be crucial for this sun loving plant. As always make sure to provide this plant with a well-draining soil such as Tonka Terra. Since Hibiscus will be living their best life in the sunshine they will need to be checked for water daily. Water thoroughly each time. A tip for keeping those gorgeous blooms all summer is to fertilize your Hibiscus with Espoma’s Bloom Booster or Miracle Grows Miracid. This is a great plant for your patio, pool, or a sunny front porch. Underplant with other sun loving annuals such as lantana, geraniums, and petunias!

The Hibiscus in the greenhouse won’t last long and are available as standards in 10” pots. If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to us by phone, Instagram, or email us at hello@tonkadale.com.

Happy planting!