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Hibiscus ‘Japanese Lantern’ (Hibiscus schizopetalus)

Hibiscus ‘Japanese Lantern’ (Hibiscus schizopetalus)

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4" Pot Size
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Hibiscus ‘Japanese Lantern’ (Hibiscus schizopetalus)
This Central African species has an upright and spreading form which highlights the deeply curved petals and dangling stamens. Often called Japanese Lantern, it's a sporadic bloomer. But when it does flower, watch out! Grow in rich, well-drained soil and provide plenty of water and fertilizer. Since flowers form on new wood, regular pruning helps to maintain a nice shape and stimulate more blooms.
Hardiness Zone 10
Bloom Season Intermittent
Sun Requirement Full Sun
Grows to 2-4'
Minimum Temperature Indoors 60


Tips for Success:

• Sun, sun and more sun.

• They are warm-growing plants and suffer if subjected to
   cool temperatures over extended periods. As a rule, keep
   temperatures above 65°F, especially in the winter.

• Water on visual soil dryness or plant wilt. Severe wilt can hurt
  them. Careful watering is critical during the winter or anytime
  when the light level is low and temperatures are cool.

• Under high light and warm temperatures they are
  heavy feeders 
and need a balanced fertilizer applied
  on a regular basis. A fertilizer like Dyna Gro “Grow” 7-9-5 will
  help induce blooms.

• Flowering varies widely between varieties. Full sun, warm
  temperatures, a balanced fertilizer and careful attention to
  watering will produce the best results for your hibiscus.

  1. Gorgeous! Review by Cayce
    How do you rate this product?

    I absolutely love this hibiscus! It showed up in perfect condition, as all plants I’ve ordered from here have, and it bloomed within a few weeks, the flowers are stunning! It has taken very well and is getting ready to bloom again with lots of flowers this time. It doesn’t seem to mind the Florida heat or minimal watering. (Posted on 2/24/2019)

  2. Beautiful unusual flower. Review by Catherine
    How do you rate this product?

    It is an elegant small five feet tree with weeping branches and is still in bloom this time of the year. It is ever blooming but since the blooms appear at the tip of branches, stagger your pruning and you will have blooms year around. Mine spends the summer on the sunny patio and winters in a brightly lighted room. (Posted on 3/4/2018)

  3. Healthy plant Review by Love plants
    How do you rate this product?

    The plant was healthy and tall, as described. I have potted mine,and waiting for it to grow. Adding instructions for plant care was an added bonus (Posted on 7/19/2017)

  4. Stunning flower! Review by Halina
    How do you rate this product?

    As a nurse, I could not pass up the opportunity to own a "schizo" Hibiscus. I have been watching the plant throughout the winter months and I noticed that it was getting ready to bloom last week. This a firework! The flower is STUNNING! I must have stared at it for a good 10 minutes. I highly recommend if you are one who appreciates the exotic and unusual. (Posted on 3/13/2015)