hibiscus (chinese rose) / hibiscus
Belongs to the family Malvaceae. Fatherland - Southeast Asia.
General description : Usually in room conditions the species Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Chinese Hibiscus) is bred. It is a durable bush (lives more than 20 years) with very beautiful flowers, blooming from spring to autumn. It is quite large (more than 1 m) and spreading, it is usually grown as if it were a single plant. Flowers with serrated margin, green or multi-colored. The flowers are large, with very thin petals, another time terry, usually red, but there are varieties with white, pink and orange flowers.
In the spring it is useful to carry out pruning, but in the summer regular pinching. At the time of flowering pot is better not to rearrange and do not rotate.
Hibiscus schizopetalus (hibiscus chop-like) is bred. This species has drooping tubular flowers with petals dissected along the outskirts. Stems weak, need support.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Hibiscus :
Illumination: Light-lovingly, in a warm time of the year they prefer diffused light, in the winter direct sun rays are useful, it is better to keep closer to the south windows.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. Water with warm soft water. Does not love in any way overflowing, nor drying up of the earth.
Humidity : Needs regular spraying.
In the summer it is better to place in a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind and from direct sunlight.
Temperature: Warm, but not hot, in the summer of 20-25 ° C, in the winter of 15-20 ° C,
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 1 share of sod land, 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of peat, and 1 share of sand.
In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time every three weeks with complex fertilizers for flowering plants.
Breeding : Stem hibiscus cuttings root easily at the end of summer.
Transplant : In the spring, every year. Before transplanting the plant is shortened.
The roots grow hastily, so hibiscus loves spacious dishes.
Pests : Affected by shields (brown leaves on leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions), aphids (forming sticky secretions on the tips of the shoots, buds).
With a slight infection, the plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water and warm washing.
In case of severe injury, spraying with an insecticide solution is recommended.
hibiscus (chinese rose) - hibiscus