How Do You Care for a Hula Hibiscus?


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Care for a hula girl hibiscus by planting it in a location that provides the right amount of sun and heat. You need to use the proper soil, and you need to fertilize and water it thoroughly. You need rich soil, fertilizer and water.

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How Do You Care for a Hula Hibiscus?
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  1. Choose a good location

    Plant the hula girl hibiscus in a location where it can receive plenty of sun and heat. The temperature cannot fall below 30 degrees Fahrenheit very often or for very long because the plant might die under such conditions. If you live in a location that has low temperatures during the winter, plant it in a pot, and move it indoors. The hibiscus thrives best if planted against a wall that the sun can reflect off onto it.

  2. Use proper soil

    Use soil that is well-drained, rich in hummus, light and has a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. If the pH is too high, the plant cannot properly absorb nutrients.

  3. Fertilize the hibiscus

    Feed the hibiscus with a granular fertilizer that has a 15- 5-15 ratio and is high in potassium. If the hibiscus is potted, use an 18-5-23 ratio fertilizer that is water-soluble.

  4. Water the plant

    Water the plant thoroughly, but make sure that the soil does not get soggy to avoid the development of root rot. Either use a drip irrigation system or water the plant once a week when the top 3 inches of soil feel dry.

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