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.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Bonbon_N_KS(5b)

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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Please help!
I purchased a lovely pale yellow hibiscus 2 years ago...
eagleap_gw Zone 10
Tropical Hibiscus flowers turned from orange to pale yellow
I bought a tropical hibiscus around 4 months ago and...
AmySA
How beautful are these!!!
These are winter hardy hibiscus that i just ordered. They...
tlbean2004
Is it ok to plant a hibiscus in a pot with no drainage holes?
Hi, I'd like to use this huge pot for one of my hibiscuses....
figsinhawaii
Help with Hibiscus
Hi! I recently bought a bunch of hibiscus on clearance...
sgreer13
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™