Advice 1: How to trim hibiscus

Hibiscus — a group of plants of the family Malvaceae. One of his species, known as the "Chinese rose" received a very large spread as potted plants. But it is very popular among gardeners, and other hibiscus. Put them as in suburban areas. If for potted hibiscus properly, it is luxurious and blooms frequently. But it is necessary to stimulate flowering, as has the growth of side shoots. Otherwise the plants can get huge almost to the ceiling, but it does not give a single floret.
How to trim hibiscus
You will need
  • -hibiscus;
  • -a sharp knife, scalpel or shears;
  • -garden options;
  • -alcohol or peroxide.
Hibiscus is a very hardy plant and tolerates pruning well. In the fall it can be cut generally to a stump. In winter, the hibiscus period of rest, so you can go ahead and cut almost all the stems at a distance of 4-5 cm from the ground. The pot in this case it is better to put somewhere in a shady cool place.
If you have enough space in the apartment and you prefer to see your hibiscus constantly, not cut it completely. Some Chinese rose beautifully in bloom almost all year round. However, this does not apply to newly planted plants. If you planted the cutting, you have it has grown significantly, and even gave the long side shoots, take the formation of the crown. Do it better in the winter while the plant is in relative rest and intense movement of juices started.
Find have grown to the desired height of the hibiscus top Bud. Back up of 4-5 cm Disinfect the knife or scalpel and cut off the stem. A slice can be both direct and oblique, the hibiscus is in General anyway. If the stem is already thick, it is easier to make the oblique cut. If the juice is still there, wipe it with a damp cloth. The wound zamazhte garden pitch, especially if it is large.
The hibiscus should be cut off and side shoots, especially if they are long, skinny and barren. This is done in exactly the same as when the topping of the main trunk. Determine the length of a escape, find the nearest to this point, the kidney or the sheet and trim the thread. If the branch is thin, the pitch can be wound not to cover.
Topping can be combined with transplanting the plants. Small hibiscus transplant into a slightly larger pot without touching the roots. In the adult plant, you can just replace part of the soil.
Useful advice
Hibiscus is easy to tolerate all the treatments, so no restrictions on when to give feeding, no. Flower you can feed in the same mode in which you usually do.

Crown garden hibiscus form is exactly the same as that of the room. Pinch back the side shoots a few times per summer.

Don't be afraid to trim the plant. If you're not systematically pinch off shoots, hibiscus will begin to starve and may die.

Advice 2 : How to transplant and prune a Chinese rose

China rose (hibiscus) is a very popular florist plant. In the wild this flower can reach 6 m in height, and indoors dwarf hibiscus grow just above 40 cm.
how to prune and transplant a hibiscus

How to prune hibiscus

With proper care, hibiscus can bloom almost all year round, but its flowering was abundant, it is necessary to make pruning of the plant.

Usually cut Chinese rose in the period from August to October. Pruning the plant is necessary over the kidney facing outward. Before proceeding to the formation of the Bush, decide what shape you want to give him.

If you wish to form a low plant, the 3-4 main branches of hibiscus need to partially trim. Remove basal suckers and all available at the hibiscus weak shoots. If you don't want to transplant Chinese rose in a pot larger, it is necessary to make pruning the roots. Carefully remove the roots to 1/3 part. This should be done only if you have experience in pruning, as improperly performed procedure can result in death of the plant.

If you want to form a Chinese rose on the principle of a standard tree, then you need to constantly prune the side shoots. This should be done as long as the hibiscus reaches the required height. Then simply trim the tip of the plant and the growth stops. It should be borne in mind that the stem of hibiscus should stay 5-6 shoots. It is these side shoots will form the crown of a standard tree.

How to transplant a hibiscus

Transplanting Chinese rose needed primarily to enhance its growth. This is very similar to transplanting other plants, but if the hibiscus is too big and resembles a small tree, replant it, you should be especially careful, follow some simple rules.

Before proceeding to transplant hibiscus should be watered abundantly the plant. This will help you to easily remove the roots with a clod of earth from the pot.

In a new pot, pour the expanded clay. It will protect the plant roots from rotting in case of excess irrigation.
Place in a pot some soil, then carefully remove the hibiscus from the old pot and put in a new one.

Take the earth and gently cover her basic kom, with slightly com pressed by the roots in the pot to give the plant stability. To Bush hibiscus fell under its own weight, slide the support into the ground and gently tie the plant to it.

After transplantation pour Chinese rose and cover the soil in the pot with foil. This will help the hibiscus to take root faster and adapt to new conditions. After 2-3 days, the tape must be removed.
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