Re: Hibiscus tree

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Posted by Lori on January 01, 2003 at 14:03:20:

In Reply to: Hibiscus tree posted by Michelle on September 19, 2002 at 09:23:33:

: I recieved a gorgeous 4 foot hibiscus tree for Mothers Day last year. I repotted it, it was so crammed in the original pot. Once I did that, it went has 5 or more blooms on it every day! I have it outside on my patio right now. My concern is this Michigan they can be brutal. Can I just cover the tree up with plastic bags and put it in a corner of the patio that is bit sheltered? Or put it in the garage for the winter? Covered? If I have to put it in my condo, it's going to be in a tight spot, and never recieve full sun for the winter...My condo faces East but no full sun in any room. So, anybody who can garden, or take care of what I c~~~ Tropical plants...can you help me? I prefer the first 2 treatments instead of my house... only because of lack of space...any clues???

I have three hibiscus trees that spend their summers on my NJ patio and winter in my family room. Fortunately, they have a large window but you can get a plant light (Home Depot or similar) if you have no available natural light source.
In Zone 6 where I live, we must bring this tropical plant indoors, as it will die if the temps drop below freezing. If your garage is heated and has a window, fine. If not, you'll need to bring the tree indoors for the winter.

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