Tropical and non-tropical Hibiscus

Sun, Aug 9, 2009

Climate Change, Exotic, Plants

Thought I would share this beautiful Hibiscus with you . Three weeks ago I bought a standard plant brimming with  buds which now sits on my desk.Every morning another beautiful flower is there to greet me when I sit down at my computer to work.


The colours are particularly unusual – the bright pink centre looks wonderful against the soft, muted orange.

Hibiscus are brilliant plants for creating a tropical feel . This variety is best kept in a warm room or conservatory. They need plenty of water and regular sprays to guarantee plentiful flowering in order to transport you to an exotic paradise on a daily basis.

I bought mine from my favourite nursery

There are also the hardy non-tropical Hibiscus plants flowering everywhere at the moment in Eastbourne – they love the salty air and thrive in dry,warm conditions  I love this fabulous mauve/blue colour which seems very popular .


To find out more about growing both of  these inspirational plants in Northern hemispheres visit

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Debbie Says:

    They are one of my favourite plants and I bought this beauty from a specialist nursery in East Sussex called Athelas Plants which stocks a great range of climate change plants.
    Not sure where you live but they do deliver within UK