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Overwintering in dormancy

Posted by gree-knees 6a (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 3, 07 at 9:15

In winter I hold my brugsmansias dormant in an unheated basement. Does anyone do this with thier tender hibiscus plants? I have Hibiscus acetosella "Maple Sugar". It's grown more as a foliage plant and looks like a burgudy colored Japanese Maple. Can anyone help? I don't have room in my home to keep it upstairs.

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RE: Overwintering in dormancy

I have not personally done this, but I have a close friend who does it all the time. It works well for her.

RE: Overwintering in dormancy

I was afraid that I wouldn't have this plant next spring so I put ten cuttings in a peat-perlite mixture and another ten cuttings in water with pieces of willow wood.The cuttings all have roots. Are all hibiscus this easy? They rooted in two weeks, that's easier than coleus!

RE: Overwintering in dormancy

No, not all hibiscus are that easy. Tropicasl hibiscus are a bit more picky and as far as I know, won't root in water. Although, under the right circumstances, I bet it's possible!

RE: Overwintering in dormancy

beachbarbie, tropical hibiscus will root in water, I did plant one today and it was rooted in water, miracles I guess do happen:-)

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