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PlantFiles: Tropical Hibiscus
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Baja Breeze'

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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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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Red

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen
Smooth-Textured
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

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

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive gingern 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.

Positive Jode 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.

Regional...

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

Irvine, California
Henderson, Nevada
Conway, South Carolina
Houston, Texas
Rowlett, Texas



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