Sunday, December 30, 2012

Apricot Hibiscus - Hilton Hawaiian Villiage Waikiki

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki

Apricot Hibiscus

This flower is blooming right in front of the Hilton Grand Waikikian building. A very beautiful flower. The orange color is very bright.

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How to Care for Apricot Hibiscus


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      Plant your apricot hibiscus in spring, in a sunny spot with fertile, well-drained garden soil. Add 1-part organic compost with every 4 parts of soil to improve soil drainage and fertility. Because this plant is frost tender, you might choose to grow it in a container if you live in an area with cool winters. Use a 12-inch pot with a drainage hole. Fill it with standard potting soil and move your plant indoors in fall.
    • 2
      Water in-ground and container plants well after planting. For in-ground plants, run a garden hose at a medium drip at the base for 15 to 20 minutes. For container plants, flood with water until it runs out the drainage hole. Maintain soil moisture until the plant begins to send out healthy new growth, and then water when the soil becomes dry.
    • 3
      Fertilize your apricot hibiscus frequently between spring and fall: use a plant food with an N-P-K ratio of 20-5-20 and repeat your application once every week or two. Follow product label instructions.
    • 4
      Inspect your apricot hibiscus plant for insect pests periodically. Aphids and spider mites are common pests that can affect your plant's health by sucking fluids from it. Showering your plant with warm water once a week can help to keep these pests away.
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      Spray your apricot hibiscus with insecticidal soap if an insect infestation becomes severe. Repeat your application every other day, according to product instructions, until all signs of the pest are gone.
    • 6
      Water your hibiscus more frequently if it begins to develop yellowing leaves. Insects can also cause this condition, so treat them with insecticidal soap if they appear to be present.