Tradewinds Hibiscus

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  1. roblou10

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    I previously thought my plant was a luna hibiscus. Maybe it is.

    I just noticed that the label on the pot says Tradewinds Hibiscus. What can you tell me about it. Is it the same as the luna or different. I need to know if I should plant it or save it as a house plant. Can I then plant it in the spring (If it survives). Any care instructions would also be appreciated!
     
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    a picture would be really helpfull that way we find out if it is a tropical hibiscus or a hardy hibiscus
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Rising Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years of Activity

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    Eric La Fountaine Rising Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years of Activity

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    So in that case roblou10, it is not the hardy hibiscus and needs to overwinter indoors.
     
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    THank you for your prompt reply. Any advise on how to keep it surviving indoors? Will it continue to flower or will it be dormant?
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Rising Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years of Activity

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    It is best to keep tropical hibiscus like any tropical house plant over the winter. It may bloom a little if the conditions are really good (lots of light.)

    This is good advice:

    http://www.trop-hibiscus.com/gindr.html
     
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    It looks just like the picture you pointed out. I will move it indoors when the weather begins to cool. Thank you!
     

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