Friday, 19 June 2015

Double Red Hibiscus

I love flowers that are vivid in colors.  I have a few species of hibiscus at home but I love the multi layered ones.  These double red hibiscus are beautiful and bloom throughout the year.  The more I prune the tall shrubs , the more blooms I get.  A sight to behold every morning !  It takes very little to make me happy.  I understand that red hibiscus contains antioxidants called anthocyanin which cause the red coloring of hibiscus flowers, as well as berries and red wine. And they have medicinal values too. I still have a lot to learn of this hibiscus plants but I know I am in love with it.  Will be looking for more beautiful species in the near future.  But SPACE is what I need at the moment.  Vertical gardening ?   Yea...maybe I should look into occupying my flat roof for roof gardening :)

When hibiscus are in their blooming stage, they require large amounts of water. Your hibiscus will need daily watering in warm weather . Once the weather cools, hibiscus needs less water. Good drainage is important.  A growing hibiscus plant needs lots of nutrients in order to bloom well.  I give them liquid Fish Amino Acid once a month and fertiliser with high potassium for plenty of blooms twice a month.

love the  double red hibiscus

beautiful blooms

Have a wonderful day!

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