Tropical Hibiscus Flowers On a Braided Trunk Bring Regal Vibes!
The Braided Pink Hibiscus Tree is as eye catching as it is easy to care for!
Hibiscus rosa Sinensis is the perfect tropical specimen tree for tropical and subtropical gardens. Beginning late spring until fall, the large, pink flower blossoms will open up profusely to provide continuous hibiscus blooms throughout the growing season. The hibiscus flowers are large, rosy pink-red in color with dark red throats and central pistils and stamen.
Contrasting the reblooming flower buds is dark green foliage that stays evergreen in most warm climates. In cooler climates, it is considered deciduous or semi-evergreen as the green leaves may drop for winter. This sun-loving shrub is commonly called Chinese Hibiscus, or Rose Mallow Hibiscus.
The pink tropical hibiscus tree’s flowers will attract pollinators such as butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees to your garden. Use this hardy hibiscus tree to line sidewalks, create a focal point as a specimen tree, or plant in containers as a patio plant or accent tree.
How To Care For Pink Braided Hibiscus Trees
Pink Braided Hibiscus trees are simple to look after and there ways you help make sure they grow healthy and strong. Braided hibiscus plants perform best with full sun but can tolerate partial shade. It does require at least 6-8 hours of sunlight to thrive. You can plant hibiscus trees across the United States in USDA plant hardiness zones 9-11.
It can tolerate the spring, summer, and fall months in colder zones but it will need to be protected or brought indoors near a sunny window for the winter cold weather. Grow tropical hibiscus indoors only when the weather is not suiting outside. Move the potted plant outdoors when the weather warms up in spring.
Well draining soil that is slightly acidic or commercial potting mix that is rich in organic matter is best. A slow-release fertilizer applied during early spring will encourage flower production and a thick layer of mulch will help to retain moisture during times of drought. Keep the potting soil moist when watering your hibiscus especially if it’s a potted hibiscus species and it is newly planted.
Yellow leaves on your tropical hibiscus plant indicate too little or excess water as the perennial plant grows. Too much water can cause root rot and can kill the plant, so make sure to choose a pot with a drainage hole.
How Tall Do Braided Hibiscus Trees Get?
The Braided Hibiscus tree size is up to 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide as a mature tree. It has an upright growth habit and needs to be pruned to encourage sideways growth.
Braided Hibiscus Tree Winter Care
Although most Hibiscus trees are perennials that will come back every year, a tropical hibiscus braided tree won’t be able to tolerate the frost or temperatures below 40°F. To help your potted hibiscus tree survive the winter, bring them inside during the colder months of the year. Chosea sunny spot in your home to place them to make sure the get enough light everyday until the spring when you can move them back outside to your patio or yard again.
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How Often Do You Water A Pink Hibiscus Tree
When you first plant a Pink Hibiscus tree, whether in the ground or a container, you should give it a lot of water to help it establish its roots during its first week. Afterward you can water it 2 to 3 times a week when there isn't any rain.
To protect your Pink Braided Hibiscus tree during the hotter summer months, when temperatures reach 70°F or more, you should water it once or twice a day depending on how hot and dry it gets.
How To Prune A Pink Braided Hibiscus Tree
You should prune your pink hibiscus tree as this will help encourage new growth and help you shape the tree into your desired look. Braided hibiscus trees grow with terminal flowers, or flowers at the end of the branches so pruning is important in helping the tree grow more branches and flowers. Also prune any diseased or dead branches and shape the side branches accordingly when they start to grow wild.
This pink hibiscus plant has already been pruned into a small tree from its flowering shrub form. You can perform other pruning cuts to maintain the desired height and size you would like on your pink hibiscus tree.
When Do Hibiscus Trees Bloom
Like all other hibiscus varieties, the pink braided hibiscus tree blooms during mid to late summer, around August. A pink hibiscus tree will bloom for 3 to 4 weeks. The blossoms will usually only last one day.
Can You Plant A Hibiscus Braided Tree Outside in the Ground?
While some hibiscus varieties can grow well outside, the tropical hibiscus braided tree is better grown in a container. This allows you to bring the pink tropical hibiscus tree inside during the colder winter months. Whether you plant it in the ground or in a container, ensure the pink hibiscus tree’s roots have enough room to grow and spread.
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Full Sun / Partial Shade
Mature Width 3-5 ft
Mature Height 6-10 ft
Growing Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Blooming ever since arrival. Was hesitant to order this tree but no worries. Looks great.
Thank you for your kind words. Hope you're enjoying your new Braided Pink Hibiscus Tree. Take care!