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Tropical Hibiscus 'Baja Breeze'

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: rosa-sinensis (RO-sa-sy-NEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Baja Breeze
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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Bloom Color:


Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly





Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:


Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Irvine, California

Henderson, Nevada

Conway, South Carolina

Houston, Texas

Rowlett, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On May 2, 2009, gingern from Irvine, CA (Zone 10a) wrote:

Have grown this outside year-round in a large container (40 degrees lowest temp.) getting 4 hours of morning sun only for the past 4 years. It performs well, but does require lots of water and lots of spraying with insecticidal soap to control whiteflys/aphids/mites (as do all tropical hibiscus). Over-fertalization causes leaves to turn yellow and drop, which leads to the branch needing to be severely pruned back. I can prune this shrub anywhere between March - August in my area as needed, but the plant looks best when pruned on March 1. Got to be willing to put in the maintenance to enjoy.


On Jul 23, 2007, Jode from Rowlett, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

Notes from the grower (TradeWinds): Enjoy indoors or outdoors as patio plotted plants. Not hardy outdoors when temps drop below 55F. LIGHT: Sunny or bright light. WATER: Do not let plants wilt. Keep soil moist at all times. FERTILIZER: According to directions, use full strength 5-10-5 houseplant fertilizer monthly from Mar.-Nov. An occasional feeding Dec.-Feb. PRUNING: Prune in the spring if desired to maintain shape.