May Houseplant of the Month: Hibiscus

May Houseplant of the Month:  Hibiscus
May Houseplant of the Month: Hibiscus

Bring some sun into your life this May with hibiscus, the houseplant of the month!

You can recognize the versatile Hibiscus by its trumpet shaped flowers and shiny, dark green leaves. It is used as a houseplant as well as a container and patio plant. The original flower colour was pinky-red but nowadays we see it in many different colours, from yellow to dark red and from pink to white

The Hibiscus likes a lot of light and can even be outdoors in the full sun. Keep the soil damp enough, especially in the flowering season. If the leaves wilt, then the houseplant is thirsty. Give the houseplant plant food every two weeks and regularly remove dead flowers. In the winter the plant can be placed in a cool, but frost free position and it can be pruned, so that it will flower abundantly again in the following season.