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Hibiscus roots can be planted in the spring or the fall. Hibiscus prefers moist soil, rich in organic matter. Hibiscus plants perform best in full sun and where they receive good air circulation. When planting, dig a hole deep and wide enough to accommodate the roots. Space plants 36" apart. Water well after planting.
If rainfall is not adequate, water hibiscus plants thoroughly so that the soil does not dry out. Hibiscus plants are not drought tolerant. If the plants receive adequate moisture and plenty of sun, they have relatively few problems. Monitor the plants for insect damage including Japanese beetles, whiteflies and aphids.
Deadheading hibiscus flowers keeps the plants looking tidy. In late fall or early spring, the stalks can be cut back to about 3-4" above the ground.
While hardy hibiscus can be propagated from seeds or cuttings, propagating hibiscus from cuttings is more common. Take a 4-6" cutting from softwood that has not matured in spring or early summer. Cuttings usually take about 8 weeks to root.
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