For this week’s Plant of the Week, Janet suggested the beautiful Hibiscus flower. Hibiscus is a genus of plants that includes 679 different species all with large, trumpet-like flowers that come in a variety of colors. The hibiscus pictured in this post is Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, which produces stunning vibrant red flower.
Since there are so many species of Hibiscus, each one needs a bit different care, which you can ask us about when purchasing a specific one. Overall, Hibiscus flourishes in 60-90°F (16-32°C) weather, and cannot survive in temperatures below 32°F (0°C). In the blooming stage, hibiscus requires a lot of water. This can look like daily watering in warmer weathers. However, make sure to not over water your hibiscus in colder weather. In the winter, your hibiscus should only need to be watered when the soil is dry to touch. Too much water could kill it.
Here at the store we not only carry lots of wonderful hibiscus plants for you to purchase, but also a selection of hibiscus flower teas. We have a variety of hibiscus teas that we would be happy to brew for you. If you would like to learn more about hibiscus tea, check out our Tea of the Week article coming up on Tuesday!