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When to prune Hibiscus?

Hibiscus is a permanent member of almost all gardens. There is no specific time for the blossoms as it blooms almost throughout a year. Hibiscus comes in number of varieties and colors. These flowers, which bloom in the morning with all the solitude and wither in the evening, adorn the gardens with a spectrum of colors. However, after a few seasons, hibiscus may stop producing so many lovely buds. It is possible to make fine flowers using certain techniques in such flowering plants. Pruning is one such technique. Let us see how and when to prune hibiscus?

Why to prune hibiscus?
On a hibiscus plant, each bloom grows at the end of a branch. Pruning a hibiscus encourages growth and the development of more branches, resulting in more flowers. Each plant has a trunk, branches, sub-branches, and twigs. When the twigs and branches are cut off, strong new shoots, flowers, and fruits emerge. None of these occurs on very thin branches and they are more of a liability to the plant. However, they also play a key role in photosynthesis. Then they dry up and fall off. If such useless branches are pruned in time, strong new shoots, flowers, and fruits will appear.

When to prune hibiscus?
Pruning should be done in accordance with hibiscus natural growth pattern. Pruning a hibiscus in the late fall or winter will stunt new growth in the spring. The exact timing will vary according to your region, but major pruning should be done in early spring, and light pruning should be done from late September to early October. Make large cuts in the early spring and minor cuts throughout the spring and summer to prune the hibiscus while cutting branches outward and above a node. If you prune your hibiscus at the wrong time, it will not bloom. Use scissors to cut the branches. Dry twigs and tree trunks opposite the main twigs need to be pruned.

How to do pruning in Hibiscus?
Hibiscus trimming has only one goal: to grow new branches so that they can be shaped in the way you want them to be compact or small. In the first example, trim all of the branches to 0.6 cm from the leaf’s top. Don’t cut more than 2/3 of any branch because your plant will be extensively injured. To obtain the lower branches, they must be clamped; that is, the top branches’ ends must be severed. Then you must get rid of any branch that appears to be weak, unwell, or in poor condition. With this technique, you will have one or more hibiscus plants producing a big quantity of blossoms. Cutting tools should only be used once dipped in disinfectant; otherwise, the cut may become rotten.
The timing, method, and tools to be used are significant in pruning. If not pruned properly, the plant may dry out. By pruning and removing unwanted twigs and leaves, the flowers will grow stronger and have more flowers and your garden will become more attractive and lively.

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