Wood Hibiscus is also known as hibiscus flower, frost repellent flower, Huamu, etc. It is a deciduous shrub or small tree of Malvaceae and hibiscus. It is native to Hunan, China. It is now cultivated in Japan and Southeast Asian countries. So, how to maintain Hibiscus? This article will introduce you in detail. Please read on.
How to maintain Hibiscus mume how to maintain the growth habit of Hibiscus mume:
Hibiscus morifolius likes light and is slightly resistant to shade; It likes warm and humid climate and is not resistant to cold. During open planting in the north of the Yangtze River Basin, the aboveground part often freezes to death in winter, but new strips can germinate from the roots in the spring of the second year and bloom normally in autumn. Like fertile, moist and well drained sandy loam. It grows fast and has strong sprouting ability. It has strong resistance to sulfur dioxide and certain resistance to chloride.
Daily maintenance of Hibiscus:
The management of Hibiscus mutabilis is extensive. Generally, the growth needs of ground plants can be met by rainwater, and fertilizer can be applied 1-2 times during the growth period. All kinds of fertilizer can be applied. If some phosphorus fertilizer is applied properly, the flower color can be more beautiful.
Hibiscus, after flowering, cut the branches short to facilitate the germination of lateral branches. Before frost, the flowerpot shall be moved indoors and kept at room temperature of 3-10 ℃. No more watering is allowed. The pot soil shall be kept at a slight moisture and moved outdoors before and after Qingming. For Hibiscus manihot cultivated in the open field, all branches shall be cut off before winter, or the plant shall be shortened at 5cm above the ground, and the root of the plant shall be covered with soil to ensure safe overwintering. In the coming spring, when the soil is removed, new branches will appear on the old plants.
Hibiscus manihot pot
Propagation of Hibiscus:
Hibiscus mutabilis is usually propagated by cutting, and branching and layering can also be used.
1. Cutting: cutting should be carried out after Hibiscus leaves fall in autumn. First, select the branches of zuzhuang that year, cut them into 15-20 cm long segments, and put them in sand storage in the sunny place for overwintering. From February to march of next spring, take out the cuttings and insert them into the open seedbed. The exposed part on the ground shall not exceed 10cm, and cover it with some grass to prevent spring cold. The survival rate of cutting propagation can reach more than 95%.
2. Ramet: ramet should be carried out before the germination of old plants in early spring. First, dig out all the old plants from the soil, divide them into several plants according to the trend of their roots, and then plant them in the soil with sufficient base fertilizer. It is best to dry plant them in wet soil and water them after a week. The plants propagated by ramets grow very fast and can bloom in the same year.
3. Layering: from July to August, bend (don't break) the branches of hibiscus and bury them in the soil. After about one month, some branches pressed in the soil can produce roots. After another month, they can be separated from the mother plant, buried in the greenhouse to form a cellar for overwintering, and then transplanted in the open field for cultivation in the next spring.
In addition, the seeds of Hibiscus Hibiscus knot in the wild have cilia, which can float with the wind, germinate on the ground and reproduce by themselves. Therefore, seeds can also be collected manually for sowing and reproduction, and some can bloom in the same year.