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HibisGain 12-6-8 Plus Minors

HIBISGAIN®HibisGain® is the perfect mix for more than just your Hibiscus; our 12-6-8 formula is a great contender as an all-purpose dry fertilizer. High Nitrogen and plenty of minor nutrients makes this blend perfect for every day gardening, and the extra boost your Hibiscus needs.

The key to success with heavy-feeding hibiscus plants is to fertilize lightly and often. Hibiscus should be fertilized at least once a month throughout the growing season, and the schedule should be kept up regularly. Remember that numerous light applications of hibiscus fertilizer are always better than a few heavy applications.

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6 Tips to Understanding How Hibiscus Fertilizers Work

Hibiscus flowers are among the best sights to see in a garden. Huge and exotic, they’re perfect for bringing your garden to life. In order to get those fantastic blooms they need plenty of nutrients. If you’re just starting out with hibiscus care, here are some tips to help you out:

Buy the right fertilizer

Some first-time growers make the mistake of thinking just about any fertilizer would do. But different plants require varying doses of chemicals and nutrients to survive. So pick out a fertilizer that’s specially formulated for hibiscus alone.

Figure out the numbers

A hibiscus fertilizer often comes with 3 numbers. That’s the N-P-K ratio, which tells you the percentages of the top 3 nutrients every plant needs to grow. The first is nitrogen, followed by phosphorus and then potassium. So keep an eye on those numbers when you shop for your fertilizers.

Balance the nitrogen

Some hibiscus strains suffer from low nitrogen levels, resulting in a sorry lack of nutrients to support plant growth. If you think yours is showing signs of slow growth, then low nitrogen could be the problem. You could easily balance this out by applying fertilizers with high nitrogen levels until your plants start to do well.

Cut back on phosphorus

Plenty of fertilizers have too much phosphorus. This doesn’t move as easily as nitrogen and can build up in the soil over time. That’s bad news since it keeps out all other nutrients, so your plants won’t be able to absorb them. If you end up with this problem, you’ll have to wait for a full year for the soil to recover from the overload. So be careful by keeping that mid-digit low.

Boost potassium

Given how much of a showstopper hibiscus is with its colors and sizes, it’s not a surprise that these plants are typically heavy feeders. Potassium can help regulate the flow of those nutrients allowing for better growth.

Fertilizing Tips

When it’s time to apply fertilizer, don’t go for heavy, one-time feedings. While you can go for daily or weekly feedings, keep them light instead. And cut back on it some more during the winter season since plants need less nutrients then.

So be careful when you use fertilizers on your hibiscus. Don’t go overboard if you want to see those flowers in full bloom. For more details on where you could find these, call us at the Bougainvillea Growers International (BGI) Fertilizers!