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Growing Hibiscus in an Outdoor Container

Sunday, June 29th 2014. | Garden, House Entrance

Having a beautiful garden is always interesting for everyone. It cannot be denied that garden can enhance the beautifulness of someone’s home. However, making a beautiful garden is not that easy. So, if you are interested to make a beautiful garden around your home, it is very important for you to choose right plants. Besides that, you should also know how to take care of them. In this case, planting hibiscus is a great idea for you to make your garden looks more attractive.


However, there are some steps that you ought to follow when you decide to grow hibiscus in your garden. First of all, you can start the growing activity by choosing right medium which has great drainage system. Usually, people choose a pot with 25.4 cm (10 inches) as the diameter. After that, you should fill the container with a great quality soil that has been mixed with fertilizer which is specified for hibiscus, 7-2-7 since hibiscus only needs a little acidic soil and a low level of phosphorous.


After you have filled the container, you can plant your hibiscus. Then talking about the fertilization, you can do it routinely to fertilize your hibiscus at least once every two weeks. Afterwards, it may be possible for you to find yellowed leaves, or sagging or leggy branches. All you need to do then is that you must remove that kind of leaves and trim that kind of branches. In order to do that, you may utilize pruning shears.

Last but not least, you ought to notice when your hibiscus should be avoided from the sunlight because when it receives too much sunlight, of course, it will becomes unhealthy. Lastly, when you are talking about growing your hibiscus, it is almost impossible for you not too water it frequently. You must keep the soil in the container moist. In addition, you can also follow some experts who suggested a drip-feed system of watering to regulate your soil moisture.




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