Posted by TL on May 31, 2003 at 13:07:57:
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 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???
This is the fourth summer for a double bloom hibiscus that I received as a gift from a friend. I prune it in the fall before I bring it in to keep it's ball shape and it blooms all winter as long as I fertilize it. In the spring I set it out on the deck and plant annuals at the base of it. It is a stunner because it gets taller every year and the blooms are beautiful. I have repotted it twice and it needs it again this spring.