indoor hibuscus bloom

timothy_growJanuary 27, 2007

hi im new to this forum.I have a hibiscus that will not flower.I live in a semi-arid climate.My hibiscus grows like crazy but never flowers.Does it need a humid climate.Is there a way to trick it into blooming.Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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beachbarbie(z9a/8b NC)

Hibiscus need several hours of direct sunlight daily and proper fertilization to bloom.
Make sure you're using a fertilizer that's low in phosphate (the middle number).
Also - How long have you owned the hibiscus and have they been pruned lately? Hibiscus branches that have been pruned typically take 3 months to regrow enough to bloom again.
Here's a website that have good info on hibiscus.
Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: hibiscus care

    Bookmark   January 31, 2007 at 7:28PM
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hi Barb,
thank you for your help.I was using a bloom booster fertilizer,which is 10-54-10.too much phosphate obviously.i have had the hibiscus 6 years.I have not pruned for over a year.I do believe it needs more light and might try it under some grow lights.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2007 at 7:06PM
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Hi Timothy

How did you make out with your indoor Hibiscus? Did it ever flower?

Thanks so much!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 9:50PM
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