hibiscus (Chinese rose) / hibiscus
Refers to the Malvian family. Fatherland is Southeast Asia.
General description : Usually in the room conditions a species of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Hibiscus chinese) is bred. It is a durable bush (it lives more than 20 years) with very beautiful flowers, blooming from spring until autumn. It is large enough (more than 1 m) and spreading, it is usually grown as if a single plant. Flowers with a serrate margin, green or multicolored. Flowers are large, with very thin petals, once again terry, usually red, but there are varieties with snow-white, pink and orange flowers.
In spring, it is useful to trim, but in the summer, regular pinching. During flower flowering, it is better not to change the pot and not to turn it in any way.
Breed similar Hibiscus schizopetalus (Hibiscus dissectedlope). This species has drooping tubular flowers with petals cut in the outskirts. The stems are weak, need support.
Recommendations for plant care Hibiscus :
Illumination: Photovoltaic, in the warm season, scattered light is preferred, in the winter, direct sunlight is useful, it is better to keep closer to the southern windows.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during the growth period, moderate in winter. To water with warm soft water. He does not adore in any way the overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
For summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in a park or on a balcony), in a room protected from wind and from direct sunlight.
Temperature regime: Warm, but not hot, in the summer 20-25 ° C, in the winter 15-20 ° C,
Soil : Recommended soil mishmash: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of peat, and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every three weeks with complex fertilizers for flowering plants.
Breeding : Stem cuttings of hibiscus easily take root in late summer.
Transplantation : In the spring, annually. Before transplanting, the plant is shortened.
The roots grow hastily, so hibiscus adores spacious dishes.
Pests : It strikes with scabbards (brown plaques appear on the leaves and stems, leaving sticky excretions), aphids (they form sticky excretions on the shoots' tips, buds).
With a small infection, the plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution and a warm wash.
In case of severe damage, spraying with an insecticide solution is recommended.
hibiscus (Chinese rose) - hibiscus