How does one properly deadhead a tropical hibiscus?
I just purchased my very first tropical hibiscus this weekend at a local nursery after many years of admiring them from afar. It has no I.D. on it but it's about 2'H X 2'W with beautiful pale-peach-pink double flowers.
I know that deadheading is a must for not only keeping the plant looking neat & tidy, but also for encouraging more blooms. However, I'm not sure what the proper method of deadheading is for a hibiscus. Do I simply remove the bloom from its little green "socket" when it's spent, or should I cut the whole thing off at the stem?