Asked on Oct 18, 2017

How do I over-winter my Hibiscus tree in New York?

Cynthia HNancy TurnerJeannette


5 answers
  • Deb3350875
    on Oct 18, 2017

    it has to come inside for sure
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 18, 2017

    re-pot in the next size container,spray the leaves down with horticultural oil,bring indoors and place in a very bright location
  • Jeannette
    on Oct 18, 2017

    your zone is too cold to leave out on your patio--bring it inside--at food container supply stores(or if you have friends in restaurant biz) you can get a large plastic salad bowl-to hold the pot--as they like moisture--and apt. winter heat can dry them out quicker
  • Nancy Turner
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Is it considered an annual or is it the perennial type. If it is the perennial one I have heard that you cut them back and leave them in the ground. I would mulch it well for a little added protection. If it is the annual type, bring it inside, probide it with the light it had outside from a window or grow light. Treat for any bugs that are on the leaves before you bring it in the house or they may spread into your other house plants. Provide it with the moisture it likes, but the dryness in the winter home will be different than the humidity outside, so don't over or under water it and it should be happy.
  • Cynthia H
    on Oct 18, 2017

    My daughter has had one for several years, here in chilly Pennsylvania. She keeps it near a sunny window in her dining room during the winter and then moves it back outside when it warms up. It was still blooming when I saw it last Friday.
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