Hello, dear flowers! Today, we continue our series of articles, where we give you useful information and important care tips for quite different ones houseplants and garden flowers present. Since the plant world is enormously rich and varied for its own four walls and the outside area and always surprises us with unique forms and delightful colors, the possible publications are almost endless. Today, we take a tropical plant under the magnifying glass, which decorates the interior as well as an indispensable ornament in the garden. We reveal to you the unique charm of an exotic that many people tend to live at home. The hibiscus, also known as Chinese marsh, Chinese rose or chinarose, now attracts our attention and is the focus of our interest. Come and discover the Chinese rose in its full bloom, with its unique shapes and breathtaking colors. We dive straight into the wonderful hibiscus world!
The dark green leaves form the appropriate background, before which the delicate hibiscus blossoms come into their own
Worth knowing about the hibiscus
Today, over 300 are worldwide Hibiscus species and each one has its own charm and specific features. These beautiful plants are found not only in the tropical regions, where they grow mainly as smaller trees, bushes and hedges. In Europe and specifically in Germany, the hibiscus is also a popular plant.
They are often used outside on a terrace or balcony in the pot or tub, or they decorate the window-sill inside.
The hibiscus has different meanings in different cultures. In Europe, this plant is known as”delicate, fragile beauty”. Originally from the Far East, the Chinese rose is described as a”soft flower”in its home regions. In China the hibiscus flower is a symbol of fame, wealth, splendor and sexual attraction. In Hawaii she is also highly praised and even chosen as the official flower of the island state. In its history and cultural tradition, the gentle flower symbolizes the royal power and stands as a symbol of respect.
Funnel-shaped flowers in strong colors are a pleasure for the eyes
Some important care tips for long-lasting flowering of the hibiscus
In terms of flower splendor and beauty, no flower can compete with the hibiscus. Its dark green leaves have a jagged leaf shape. They shimmer gently and form the most suitable background for the delicate hibiscus blossoms, before which they unfold their splendor. The color spectrum is broad, ranging from white to soft pink to carmine red and violet. There are still varieties which are even more striking and have flowers in yellow and rust brown. As a flowering plant the hibiscus needs a sunny place indoors and a well protected location outside. At temperatures between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius he feels puderwohl. Only when the thermometer rises above 15 degrees in the spring, you can bring the hibiscus outside to your terrace or the balcony. But choose for him a place without direct sunlight, for the delicate plant does not like the bright sun.
The hibiscus prefers a sunny place, but does not like the bright sun
On hot summer days you should spray your favorite with lime-poor water. Pour regularly, but in small waterfalls and avoid both stunts and ball drought. Here the rule applies: if the upper layer of soil is dried out, the Chinese rose must be poured. It is best to take lukewarm water. Fertilize the rosemary with organic fertilizers and compost. The Chinese rose will thank you very much for your care. From May to October it can continue to flower and delight the eyes and the soul with its unique beauty.
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Hibiscus cut and overwinter
These two aspects of the hibiscus care are particularly important for the correct growth of the plant and for its magnificent flowers, so we want to focus your attention on it. If you cultivate a shrimp in the garden, you know well – this garden shrub is winterhart. We recommend just to cut it off in the spring. Then the hibiscus brings strong shoots and grows fast. Be warned that such plants often grow high, but they do not bloom. Experts advise to cut the marshmallow once every three years. Then you can expect splendid blossoms from the end of May to the end of September.
The growing hibiscus plants can survive well in a warm place outside the winter. If your hibiscus is in the pot, we recommend bringing it in and leaving it in a sunny place at home over the cold months. However, the delicate plant can not tolerate temperatures below the zero, but in those over 15 degrees the Chinese rose can overwhelm overwhelmingly. Begin the wintering season at the end of September, because the soft Chinarose does not tolerate any changes in the location.
In order to admire these delicate flowers, you must cultivate the hibiscus properly.
Maintain your Chinese rose so that it does not get brown spots on the leaves. This is a clear sign, with the leaf-spot fungus sitting on it. Fight it and remove the damaged leaves. Withered leaves and flowers must also be collected and disposed of. In the case of water scarcity even the leaves themselves fall off, so it is recommended to follow the most important care tips.
The hibiscus thanks you for the correct care and shows you its most beautiful shapes and colors! Every sight is a real joy!