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Hibiscus Flower Plant(Joba Gaach) :- Gulmo

Hibiscus is one of the easy to grow plant and its found in every garden. It’s a low maintenance plant and grow and bloom throughout the year. But summer is a best season to grow Hibiscus and it blooms maximum in summer. It comes in many varieties. Local varieties are very hardy and easy grow and maintain. But some imported variety needs much attention. They can not be exposed to much rain water and heat. They grow under the transparent shade. Even they are not adaptive to excess water.
It can grown in garden or in container(pot). It has many variestes in coulor and shape. It enhance garden’s beauty. It is used in Pujas also specially in Kali puja.
To grow and care for a hibiscus plant:
  • Choose the right location: Hibiscus plants thrive in sunny areas, so select a spot with at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. They prefer well-drained soil.
  • Planting: Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root ball of the hibiscus plant. Place the plant in the hole, backfill with soil, and gently firm it around the base of the plant.
  • Watering: Water your hibiscus regularly, especially during dry periods. Ensure the soil is consistently moist but not waterlogged. Avoid overwatering, as hibiscus plants are susceptible to root rot.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer specifically formulated for flowering plants. Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and apply it every two to three months during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Prune your hibiscus plant to promote bushier growth and encourage more flowers. Trim back any dead or diseased branches and prune lightly after each flowering cycle to maintain the desired shape.
  • Pests and diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests like aphids, mealybugs, and whiteflies. Treat infestations with appropriate insecticides or insecticidal soaps. Hibiscus plants can also be susceptible to fungal diseases, so avoid overhead watering and ensure good air circulation around the plant.
  • Winter care: If you live in a region with cold winters, protect your hibiscus plant from frost. Move potted hibiscus indoors or cover outdoor plants with a frost blanket.
  • By following these care tips, you can enjoy the beautiful flowers and vibrant growth of your hibiscus plant.

Propagating Hibiscus:
Local hibiscus (Desi hibiscus) can be propageted very easily from cuttings. Just cut any exisiitng branch. Make it 6'' -8'' inch long and put in cocopeat! . You can use rooting hormone to get better success rate. But in rainy season it can be grown from cuttings without rooting hibiscus also

Types of Hibiscus
There are thousand varieties of Hibiscus. But it mainly categorize in two category - local and imported (Australian / Thiland). Local hbiscus are low maintenance plant. But imported one needs much care. It mainly comes in 3 colours - Red, Yellow and White

Benifits Of Hibiscus:
  • It may Prevent hair loss
  • It may Strengthens the Immune System
  • It may Strengthens the Liver.
  • It may Lowers Blood Pressure Naturally.