Hibiscus Tiliaceus

Hibiscus Tiliaceus

The maritime hibiscus is a very interesting plant for those who are looking for a shrub or tree that produces beautiful flowers and that, besides, is very easy to care for and maintain. It is not very well known yet, so if you want to enjoy an original plant do not hesitate: get a sample and follow our advice.

So sure you can take care of it as it deserves , getting to contemplate its beautiful petals year after year.

Origin and characteristics

Our protagonist is an evergreen tree native to Australia and Southeast Asia. To date, it has been naturalized in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Its scientific name is Hibiscus tiliaceus and it reaches a height of 4 to 10 meters , which does not have to worry us in excess since it can be pruned to control its growth and development.

Its leaves are large, whole, and of a dark green color. The flowers are bell-shaped and are yellow with a dark red center when they open . As a curiosity, it must be said that as the day goes by, they turn orange and finally red before closing and falling.

How To Take Care Of This Hibiscus


Do you want to have a copy? If so, we recommend providing the following care:

  • Location : outside, in full sun or in semi-shade.
  • Earth :
    • Garden: it is not demanding. It grows in sandy, limy soils and in slightly acid soils.
    • Pot: advisable to plant it in universal culture substrate mixed with pearlite in equal parts.
  • Watering : water about 3-4 times a week in summer and slightly less the rest of the year.
  • Subscriber : from spring until the end of summer it must be paid with organic fertilizers such as guano.
  • Pruning : you can prune at the end of winter, removing the dry, diseased or weak branches and those that have grown too much.
  • Planting or transplanting time : in spring, when temperatures rise to 15 degrees Celsius. If it is in a pot, it must be transplanted every two years.
  • Rust : it supports up to 0º, but it is preferable that it does not go below 12ºC. It can be grown indoors.

Don Burke

I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide.  I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.

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