Hibiscus is a lovely perennial that is wonderful to grow in your garden or front yard area, but, occasionally, it may be necessary to transplant them. Because hibiscus is a tropical shrub, it cannot withstand the freezing temperatures of the winter in certain zones. Fortunately, transplanting hibiscus is quite an easy task to undertake if you follow certain tips.
If your hibiscus needs more space in the garden due to overcrowding, it is a good idea to transplant them to containers. This is a good way to ensure that they have sufficient space between plants. You can also store them indoors during the winter to protect them from freezing temperatures in this manner.
First, decide on a new location that is appropriate for storing your hibiscus plants. The spot should have access to six to eight hours of sunlight during the day and should also have good protection against the wind. Soils should also be loose and well-draining.
Use a clean, sharp pair of pruning shears to cut away one-third of the plant's branches. A small trench with a spread of around one foot should be dug around the hibiscus so that it will support the trunk of the plant. A spade will come in handy in when you dig up your hibiscus, and be careful not to disturb the roots. Dig up some soil along with the plant to protect the root system.
Replant your hibiscus into the new hole and place stakes around the plant to support it. A good mixture of soil and peat moss is recommended to encourage adequate drainage of the soil. Make sure you water the area thoroughly every two days during the first month after transplantation. Or, place your hibiscus in their own containers if they are not particularly large, and put them in an appropriate location indoors, where they will receive the proper amount of sunlight.