Hibiscus "Red Turks Cap" - Live Plant


Turk's Cap Hibiscus (Malvaviscus arboreus)

4in pot size

Red Turk's Cap Hibiscus is an edible flower that is often visited by hummingbirds. Bright red flowers. It's a popular understory shrub in permaculture gardens.

Plant Turk's Cap Hibiscus in partial to full shade. While it can tolerate some sun, it generally prefers filtered sunlight, especially in hot climates.

Provide well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. This hibiscus variety is adaptable to various soil types but benefits from a soil that retains moisture without becoming waterlogged.

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Regular watering is crucial, especially during dry periods. Mulching around the base of the plant helps retain soil moisture.

Prune Turk's Cap Hibiscus in late winter or early spring to remove dead or damaged branches. This helps maintain a tidy shape and encourages new growth.

Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring as new growth begins. This will provide essential nutrients throughout the growing season.

Plant Turk's Cap Hibiscus with adequate spacing to promote good air circulation, reducing the risk of diseases.

Disease and Pests:
This hibiscus variety is generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, keeping the plant healthy through proper watering and spacing helps prevent issues.

Winter Protection:
In colder climates, provide mulch around the base of the plant in late fall to protect the roots from freezing temperatures.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-7 business days

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are we organic?

Although we aren't certified organic we use only organic practices we no use of pesticides or insecticides.

Sizing details:

Pot size - 3in, 4in or 5in (based on listing)
Plant height - 6+ inches

Shipping from our nursery to you:

We ship on Monday & Tuesdays according to climatic conditions to ensure your plants arrive in a timely manner for proper care, without unnecessary time spent in their dark box.

Where we cannot ship to:

At this time we are not able to fulfill orders outside of the U.S. due to agriculture regulations.
We also do not ship to Hawaii or Alaska because of their distance from our nursery and the sensitive nature of the plants we ship.

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