Video: Hibiscus. Chinese Rose. Care, Breeding Reproduction. Decorative Flowering. Houseplants. Flowers. Diseases And Pests. A Photo
Hibiscus belongs to the genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs, perennial and annual herbaceous plants. But only one type of hibiscus is cultivated as a houseplant - the Chinese rose.
The hibiscus-Chinese rose is decorated with beautiful simple or double flowers with a diameter of 10 to 13 cm. In the center of the flower is a column consisting of accrete stamens. Chinese rose flowers can be red, pink, orange, yellow, or white. The cooperi variety has red flowers, and the leaves are variegated. Hibiscus blooms, usually in summer. Flowers are not durable, but new ones are formed constantly. Under favorable growth conditions, the Chinese rose bush reaches a height of one and a half meters. The size of a plant growing indoors is half the size.
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In winter, the air temperature for the plant should not be lower than thirteen degrees Celsius. The air humidity is average, hibiscus should be sprayed occasionally. The Chinese rose loves intense lighting, but not direct summer lighting, especially when it comes through the glass of windows. In spring, summer and autumn, the plant requires abundant watering, in contrast to the winter period. Do not allow the roots to dry out. Top dressing is done in summer.
When a Chinese rose is in bloom, old wilted flowers must be removed constantly. In the last months of winter or after its flowering, long shoots of hibiscus are shortened. It is not recommended to move and turn the plant when flower buds form in it, this leads to their falling off. The Chinese rose is transplanted in the spring. In summer, it can grow outdoors, but only in a place protected from wind and rain. Reproduction takes place by seeds and cuttings.