We shared recently that a sunroom is an ideal place for plants to thrive. As you sit on your wicker sofa or sunroom daybed sipping coffee or tea in the morning sunlight, how easy it is to enjoy colorful flowering plants like Hibiscus in the winter that you nurtured.
We listed eight plants that thrive in a sunroom.
We want to respond to questions we received about growing Hibiscus.
I love the beauty of the these flowers. Above you can see the flower and plant growing on our Mexican terrace, here called Tulipane.
Can you grow these flowers from a cutting, from a stem, and from a stem? Yes.
- How to grow these flowers from plant from cutting – Heather Rhodes at Gardening Know How says, “Both hardy and tropical are propagated from cuttings. Cuttings are normally the preferred way of propagating hibiscus because a cutting will grow to be an exact copy of the parent plant. She has given us exact instructions on how to start cuttings.
- Growing these flowers from stem – You can plant hibiscus stem cuttings whenever the shrub is actively growing. However, the cuttings root faster in spring.
- How to grow these flowers from seed – While both tropical hibiscus and hardy hibiscus can be propagated from seeds, typically only hardy hibiscus is propagated this way. This is because the seeds will not grow true to the parent plant and will look different from the parent.
How long does it take for a cutting to root?
Rooting will generally occur in 3-4 weeks if you have watered the plant regularly preventing it from getting too dry. Some plants will take longer. When the roots are 1-2 inches long or longer the cutting is ready to be potted up. This plant has heavy rooting and is ready to be moved to a pot with potting soil.
Do these flowers need a lot of sun?
These flowers do not actually need as much direct sunlight as is commonly thought. Hidden Valley Hibiscus’ experiments have shown that 2 hours per day of direct sunlight is enough to stimulate blooming, even indoors through a window!
Any tricks to grow these flowers from seed?
To grow these flowers from seeds, start by nicking with a utility knife or sanding the seeds with a bit of fine grain plain sandpaper. This helps to get moisture into the seeds and improves germination. Remember, seeds from your Hibiscus will not grow true to the parent plant and will look different from the parent.
How big do these flowers get?
The height and width of these flowers depends on the variety, but they can grow to three feet to seven feet tall. The hibiscus family is an eclectic mixture of plants, from annuals to perennials and shrubs. They are renowned for large, bold blossoms that sometimes grow to the size of saucers.
As Garden Hedge shows there are even Hibiscus hedges.