Thursday, 30 March 2017

Plant of the Week - Hibiscus




NAME...
Hibiscus (Hibiscus)
  
DESCRIPTION…
Whenever I think of the warm weather the exotic blooms of the Hibiscus always come to mind. The flamboyant flowers come in all shades of the sunset. The most common varieties are Hibiscus rosa-sinensis that prefers frost-free areas and Hibiscus syriacus which is deciduous and more cold tolerant.
  
CARE…
Fertilise in the warmer months with a high potash content fertiliser. They prefer full sun and a lime free soil.
  
PROBLEMS
They are generally problem free except for hibiscus beetle attack which can be dealt with by spraying with pyrethrum.

WHERE TO BUY…
Grab a pot from the Flamenco range at Bunnings for $11.99. A more compact variety that is ideal for pots. 







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