Posted by Lorrie on February 23, 2003 at 12:10:53:
In Reply to: Re: Hibiscus tree posted by jennifer on February 19, 2003 at 08:12:50:
: : I would love to know the answer to this myself!
: : : 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 nuts...it has 5 or more blooms on it every day! I have it outside on my patio right now. My concern is this winter...in 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 call 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 a tree I bought end of summer. I put it by south door all fall and winter. I not only has grown but is now blooming! I live in Michigan as well. It is also by a heat register and I water it almost daily.
FROM LORRIE: Thanks for the response. I brought it in doors. It lost lots of leaves and then regrew them. Has not continued blooming but looks healthy enough. Then it got some black bugs on it, I bought some spray, took it to the garage because it was pretty much covered in these little boogers and sprayed it down. It is still green and living in the garage. I don't water it as much. I try to allow the watering to reflect what it was getting outdoors in the spring and summer time. My co-worker has 12. She keeps them in the garage during the winter also and said they do fine. She is keeping one still planted outside to see what the results would be given that my mother keeps hers outside still planted and mulched all winter and said it does fine. My mother-in-law however brings hers in, go figure. Both live in Kentucky. I will try to let everyone know what the results are all around!