So hibiscus hibernate properly

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How to hibiscus your hibiscus and when is the right time to move to winter quarters depends on what type of hibikus you call your own. While the garden or shrub marshmallow (Hibiscus syriacus) is frost resistant and can spend the winter in the bed planted outdoors, the outdoor season for the rose marshmallow (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis) already ends when temperatures drop below twelve degrees Celsius,

Hibiscus wintering tips

As soon as the temperatures fall below the twelve-degree mark at night, it's time to move the hibiscus to winter quarters. Check your rose marshmallow before grazing for pest infestation and remove dead plant parts. For hibiscus hibiscus is a window seat in a moderately heated room, ideal is a well-tempered conservatory. The temperature should be around 15 degrees Celsius. It is also important that the location is bright, otherwise there is a risk that the hibiscus throws off its leaves. Due to the temperature and light differences from summer to winter quarters, however, it is usually unavoidable that the hibiscus loses part of its buds. Do not place the bucket with the hibiscus directly in front of a radiator, as dry-warm air promotes pest infestation. Regular airing prevents spider mite infestation.

Bring hibiscus to winter quarters

At the latest, when the temperatures fall below twelve degrees Celsius, the rose marshmallow must go to winter quarters

To maintain your hibiscus during the wintering

During hibernation, water the hibiscus only moderately so that the root ball is only slightly moist. Do not fertilize your rose marshmallow during wintering. From spring, you can continuously water more and provide the bush every two weeks with a liquid fertilizer for container plants. From May, the hibiscus can return to a warm and sheltered place outdoors.

Hibernation tips for the garden marshmallow

Garden marshmallow (Hibiscus syriacus)

The garden marshmallow (Hibiscus syriacus) is hardy in Central Europe and can therefore be planted in the garden

Among a few hundred hibiscus species, only the garden marshmallow, also called shrub marshmallow (Hibiscus syriacus), is hardy. In particular, young garden marshmallows look forward to additional winter protection in cool locations during the first few years of existence: in autumn, distribute bark mulch, dried leaves or fir branches around the root area of ​​the marshmallow shrub. Frost protection also protects an underplant from evergreen groundcover. Also cultivated in a pot, the garden marshmallow is frost-resistant. A bubble wrap around the bucket, an insulating layer of wood or styrofoam as a pot underlay and a sheltered location on a house wall ensure that the hibiscus is well through the winter.

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