How to care for a potted hibiscus
Hibiscus loved everyone for their simplicity in content and beautiful long-flowering. care of plants is simple and just as enjoyable as the monitoring of its splendor.
You will need:
- pot with soil and drainage; - Watering and spraying with water; - Fresh air; - Bright ambient light; - Fertilizers.
Instruction how to care for a potted hibiscus
First of all it is necessary to take into account that the premises for holding hibiscus should be very light. It is sufficient lighting is the key to his well-being and long flowering. However, do not expose the plant to direct sunlight - it can cause burns.
Hibiscus loves enough moisture. Daily spray the leaves with water and defended not allow the slightest drying earthen coma. Watering should be daily and not excessive, since the excess moisture will certainly launch a putrid processes in the soil. In the hot season plant watering slightly more abundant.
This tropical plant is very heat-loving, and hardly makes drafts. If the room is too hot or too cold, the plant will react dumping leaves and buds.
In the period from early spring until late autumn hibiscus necessarily need to feed the nitrogen-containing fertilizers. They are introduced into the soil together with water once every two weeks. Since the plant is very fond of dressing, it will answer you with beautiful and long blooming.
Young plants should be transplanted every year, and then - as required. The soil mixture should be nutritious and safer to prepare it yourself: connect the two parts sod land, 1 part leaf earth, 1 part humus and 1 part sand. Do not forget to lay a drainage layer of expanded clay - it is an integral part of a healthy plant development. Drainage should be changed to a new every 5-6 years.
The main potential pest is the aphid. In the summer, it can get to your hibiscus simply through the open window. To get rid of aphids and other pests can be possible with the help of two-time processing plants of special insecticides.
Since hibiscus likes fresh air in the summer from time to time expose him to the balcony and often ventilate the room. However, it should be accurate: turn to the light side of hibiscus unusual for him or frequent moving it from place to place during flowering can lead to poor health, loss of leaves and flowers. Be attentive to your plant and it will please you for many years.