Indoor hibiscus: our simple care tips

The indoor hibiscus is a very decorative plant with its large, brightly colored trumpet flowers and beautiful dark green leaves. Take simple actions to care for it and admire its elusive beauty.

Where to place indoor hibiscus?

Although indoor hibiscus, as a tropical plant, needs light to grow well, it hates it excessive sun exposure. If its leaves curl inward or begin to wilt, it is best to find a slightly more sheltered spot.

How to grow Chinese rose?

The way the hibiscus likes it inside feel cramped in the pot in which it grows, it is not necessary to transplant it immediately after purchase. In addition, it will allow him to adapt to the new environment. Then you can transplant the Chinese rose every year around March, i.e. at the end of the dormant period and before the vegetation resumes.

To do this, here it is different steps to be continued :

  1. Choose a pot slightly larger than the previous one;
  2. Place clay balls or gravel in the bottom of the pot to prevent water stagnation;
  3. Before placing the indoor hibiscus, add a mixture of soil and heather.
You can transplant the Chinese rose every year around March.
You can transplant the Chinese rose every year around March.

How to care for indoor hibiscus?

  • Size: in order to encourage the flowering of the Chinese rose, it is interesting to make a strong cut in early spring. This stimulates the appearance of buds. If you want to adjust its height and allow it to maintain a compact habit suitable for a houseplant, it is better to prune the Chinese rose gently around March.
  • Fertilizer: To make the flowering of indoor hibiscus even more impressive and bright, you can feed it with fertilizer for flowering plants throughout the growing season.

How to water a Chinese rose?

  • In spring and summer: to meet the important needs of the hibiscus during these periods of growth and flowering, it should be watered once or twice a week. However, be careful not to flood the roots as you risk rotting them. Also, allow the soil to dry out well between two waterings to prevent excess moisture.
  • In autumn and winter: as it enters its dormant period, water needs are less important for the Chinese rose in autumn and winter. However, adapt the coating to the room where it is located. If the temperature exceeds 18°, you must still water it regularly and make sure that the soil dries to about 3 cm before repeating the operation.

Also, if the atmosphere in your home is too dry and the flowers start to fall, you can splash water on the Chinese rose, regardless of the season.

In winter, adapt the watering to the room where your hibiscus is located, especially if your room is heated to more than 18°C.
In winter, adapt the watering to the room where your hibiscus is located, especially if your room is heated to more than 18°C. 

How to protect your hibiscus from diseases?

Although the Chinese rose is a relatively hardy plant, it can be prey on parasites. It is important to detect early warning signs to avoid any invasion, which is much more difficult to contain. Here are the two main enemies of the Chinese rose and how to recognize them:

  • If the leaves are sticky, it is definitely an infestation aphid ;
  • If the leaves are covered with a white substance, it is likely that cochineal is in question.

It is possible to get rid of it naturally with black soap if the infestation is not too severe.

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