Overwintering a hibiscus in Chicago

thecurious1(z5 Chicago)September 14, 2006

Hi All-

I rescued a Hibiscus plant from Lowe's and it has started responding nicely. Growing leaves, and putting out blooms. Winter is coming, how should I plant to overwinter it? Thanks for any help.

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It is a tropical, right? You can bring them into a sunny window and let them grow...watching out for spider mite. Their demand for water is not as intense. I trim mine back by at least 1/3 and store in my basement..which has a small south window allowing for some natural light. I water spareingly throughout winter to prevent root rot. It doesn't get much over 60 down there, but they manage to stay alive for the next growing season.

    Bookmark   September 14, 2006 at 3:51PM
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