When To Plant Hibiscus

Should I plant my hibiscus now or later? If you’re asking yourself this question, you are not alone. Hibiscus is one of the most popular flowers in the world and there’s a reason for that–they’re easy to grow! Depending on where you live and what type of hibiscus you choose, there’s usually a window when they are easiest to plant.

If you aren’t sure how to get started with your own hibiscus garden, this article should give you some insight into when to plant these beautiful flowers.

When To Plant Hibiscus

If you live in a tropical climate, such as Florida or Hawaii, you can plant hibiscus outside any time between March and June. If you live in a cooler climate where the temperature drops below freezing during winter months (i.e., northern U.S.), you must wait until spring to plant your hibiscus outside so it has time to grow before winter arrives again.

Where Is The Best Place To Plant Hibiscus?

In order for your hibiscus plant to grow and produce flowers, it will need to grow in the right place. Hibiscus plants thrive in full sun, but they can tolerate partial shade.

If you’re growing them indoors, make sure the plant is close to a window where they will receive plenty of sunlight throughout the day.

On the other hand, if you’re growing them outdoors, they can basically be planted anywhere.

What Is The Best Month To Plant Hibiscus?

The best months to plant hibiscus are May and June. If you choose to plant in a container, May is the perfect time to do so because it’s when the soil has warmed up enough for your plant’s roots to safely be planted outside. If you’re planting in the ground, June is your best bet due to its generally milder temperatures (and fewer bugs!) than other summer months.

However, if you want your hibiscus blooming earlier (or just want something different), then July or August could work for planting as well. Just be aware that these two months are extremely hot and humid—the conditions under which some varieties of flowers thrive but others will struggle or even die off completely!

How Long Does Hibiscus Take To Grow?

Hibiscus is one of the easiest plants to grow, taking only about four weeks from seedling to flower. The seeds germinate quickly when sown indoors and transplanted into pots or directly into the ground outdoors as soon as they begin sprouting (usually within two weeks).

If you want to start your seeds indoors, it’s best to sow them in peat pots around April 1st (soil should be warm enough at this time) so they will be ready for transplanting by May 1st or 2nd.


When deciding on where to plant hibiscus plants in your own yard make sure there is plenty of sunlight so they will grow healthy and strong throughout the year.