Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, rose mallow and shoeblackplant, is a species of tropical hibiscus, a flowering plant in the Hibisceae group of the family Malvaceae. The biggest difference between tropical and hardy hibiscus is that tropical hibiscus is not hardy in zones lower than zone 9. Tropical hibiscus does not tolerate freezing temperatures and cannot survive more than brief periods of cold.
Tropical hibiscus features evergreen foliage and large, showy flowers. They are very popular in my neighborhood. Today’s photos are from my archive.
If you live in a more northern climate, you can grow a tropical hibiscus in a pot. Bring a potted hibiscus indoors if temperatures in your area drop below 50 degrees. Place the pot near a south-facing window that receives all-day sunlight. Some leaf drop after bringing a plant indoors is normal. For more information on growing a tropical hibiscus see Home Guide’s Care & Maintenance of Tropical Hibiscus.
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49 thoughts to “Pink Tropical Hibiscus”
…that last hibiscus is gorgeous.
Very helpful. I have one that I planted 3 years ago and it bloomed for the first time last year. It was exciting. TFS
I’m glad it helped – have a great week!
Beautiful hibiscuses x #mmbc
Always knew this pretty pink one as Chinese Rose, until I started blogging! Many thanks for sharing these beauties with All Seasons!
Your hibiscus is lovely. My neighbor grows them but has to bring them in during winter and I just don’t have the room. Lucky you to see them all around!
I understand as I don’t have room for many houseplants. I just pick and choose seasonally. Thanks for coming by!
Beautiful shots I always think the name Hisbiscus is funny heheh!
Have a bloomingtastic week 🙂
I live in Florida, but sometimes it gets too cold for hibiscus. We have to grow them in a pot. Thank you for sharing at You’re the Star. Happy New Year, Kippi #kippiathome
How pretty! It is known in Finland as China rose as well.
I visited your blog and tried to leave a comment and it wouldn’t let me. Love the museum lights!
Thank you Carol. I will go through the spam queue…
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Thank you. Maybe I did something wrong trying to limit the spam comments…
spam is such a problem – I totally understand. Good luck!
The freeze got the Mama’s red hibiscus several years ago. It was so pretty too. It’s time for more, I say.
Last year’s freeze got my red hibiscus and I got another!
Beautiful hibiscus! I love the color. Sadly, I live in a zone where I must bring my hibiscus in over the winter. They sometimes still bloom, even inside. The ones I have are both orange, though. Not this pretty pink.
I love the orange ones too – really any color.
I love this flower, Carol and “rose mallow” is one of the coolest names ever.
My biggest issue with even my almost completely dead poinsettia is that the place with the most sun in my apartment is also the coldest despite the draft protection and winterizing.
Oh I am so sorry. Try putting in a warmer place with a little lamp to provide light. Regular bulbs work fine and are less hot than grow lights.
I love hibiscus, such a pretty flower. Thanks for brightening up my day x
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I’m now following you too! Have a beautiful day!
It’s very pretty!
I just love Hibiscus. Blooms all year long!
I know – they are so dependable. Thanks for the visit!
What a gorgeous flower!
Good morning Carol, what beautiful flowers and how lucky you were that the plant came back after the frost. It would of been a shame to lose such a pretty bush.
Thank you for popping by & linking up with #keepingitreal.
Carol, is the Pink Tropical Hibiscus possible to grow in the northern area during the Spring & Summer? I know it says in a pot.
If you want to plant it, it would die in the fall when the temperatures drop. If it’s in a pot, you must bring inside for the winter. There are a few varieties that are not tropical and can be planted further north. Not sure what your planting region is. Read the article at
which discusses the differences between different varieties. You can also talk to your local garden nurseries about what can live in Canada. Good luck Paul!
Your Tropical Hibiscus is beautiful and the information you provided is very useful. I had grown these for years and brought them inside for the winter months to place by a sunny window, where they would continue to bloom, then would return to the outdoors in spring.
you must have a wonderful sunny window. thanks for the visit.
I love hibiscus. This is a lovely sweet pink colour. Would love to have this pink hibiscus in my garden.
Hibiscus are so festive.
Oh my, beautiful. Thank you for sharing at #aclwcc.
Hibiscus always reminds me of sunny Mediterranean holidays. Colours are just wonderful.
Many people grow them where I live south of Houston, but I never have. You have inspired me to look for this beautiful plant.
So beautiful! They are known to be a bit difficult to grow in a pot.
So pretty in pink!
Nice pictures of these gorgeous hibiscus. Well done!
Such a wonderful flower! And it comes in so many different colors.
Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!
I love hibiscus and this shade is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with Garden Affair.