Tropical hibiscus: repotting and light conditions
I just bought a tropical type hibiscus. I have no experience with these, but have always wanted one. It is bushy and multi-branched rather than trained to a tree form. It is in a substantial 1 gallon pot. The plant itself is maybe 18" across.
Should I assume it needs repotting right away? Should I take it out of the pot to check, or will that stress it too much? I am hoping to have it out on the deck all summer and winter it indoors.
Where would it be happiest? I have a wide deck with different conditions. There is morning shade for all parts of the deck. I can offer it then, full afternoon sun; filtered sun under a latticed trellis; or bright shade sheltered under a tall tree shading one end of the deck.