Plant ID Hibiscus

(Question)

Hello,
Kindly help me in identifying this plant?
Is this a house plant? May I keep it outside during the summer? When does it normally bloom?
Thank you.

 

(Answer)

Thank you for your question and picture.

This plant is a hibiscus and is considered a tropical houseplant in our area. It can be grown outside in a container over the summer.  It will require at least 6 hours of sunlight and daily watering over the summer.   It will flower best in temperatures between 16-32C.  Fertilize with a high potassium fertilizer about once a week over the summer months.

It will need to be moved inside during fall and winter months.

There are a number of posts on our website on how to properly prune and over winter hibiscus. Please refer to the following posts:

When to prune a Hibiscus

Winterizing Hibiscus