|Small Yellow Hibiscus Flower|
|Close up of Centre of Red Hibiscus Flower|
The most liked and commonly available is the red hibiscus flowering plant. The plant gives bring red to maroon blooms and each plant will give a different coloured bloom. We had many hibiscus plants over the years and the most important gift we receive is that at any time the plant is full of beautiful attractive flowers.
|Red Hibiscus Flower|
|Red Shading Hibiscus Flower|
|Opening Yellow Hibiscus Flower|
|Royal Mango Coloured Hibiscus Flower|
The hibiscus plants are available in many varieties. Some are bushes, some plants whereas some climbers which can be trailed on a trellis or support.
Growing tips for having healthy hibiscus blooms would be first do not get very attached to the plant. Enjoy the blooms and learn to let go if the plant is diseased as many times and many efforts it may not survive.
For the rest there are few tips to get bigger blooms- try to trim branches and keep the stronger one intact if you wish to get big flowers. If your aim is to grow a bush then trim from centre and allow the plant to grow from sides. Watering requirements are not so specific and hibiscus plant needs full sunlight for healthy growth.
The hibiscus flower is used in temples as a favorite of Lord Ganesha and other Gods. Hence the sanctity and aesthetic value of the plant is very high. During festivals hibiscus flowers are used for decorations as well as making garlands to decorate temples as well as for offerings in temples.
You can spray mild soap water to the aphids and also spray water from a hose directly over the plant to remove the pests. This I have bathed my plants many times till the pests drown and the plant would look happy but again in few days the same would come back.
Some hardy plants survive for many years and we had a tough one red flowering hibiscus plant which we had for many years, it would be attacked and would recover so it was a tough one, but finally there was an attack and we came to know that all nurseries and also homes in our area were affected and they all lost the hibiscus plants during that time.
I had promised myself never to get carried away in buying another hibiscus plant as we had n number of plants over the years and it is too heartbreaking to see a close one pass away even after trying hard, but the temptation has again come back, maybe just one plant for now!
An hibiscus garden would look very attractive with different coloured blooms where they grow only hibiscus plants, sure would be a great sight!