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Hibiscus is well known for its beautiful, large, colorful flowers. Although native to warm, tropical regions, these stunning plants can be found decorating homes and gardens across the globe.

Hibiscus is actually a genus of plants with over 200 species which come in a vast array of colors including white, orange, yellow, purple, red, pink, and blue. But it’s not just the attractive flowers that make these plants so special. Hibiscus is healthy, has many uses, and has become a part of tradition in some countries.

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1. How to Grow Hibiscus

The best way to grow hibiscus is in a planter which will allow you to move the plant around to different locations throughout the year. They love the sun, and its blooms will flourish, given six hours of sunlight every day. The optimum temperature for your hibiscus plant is over 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Keep it outside in the summer but bring it indoors at the first signs of frost. They also prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH between 6.5 and 6.8. Try using a potting soil that’s designed for acidic plants and drains well.

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