Potted Plants: Bringing Them Inside for Winter!

Cameron Shimoda

Garden and Soil Enthusiast

3 Responses

  1. Penny Mitton says:

    I have a 15 yr old hibiscus which lives inside and outside each year . It needs to be trimmed back before coming inside for space reasons but there are still some flower buds on the stems which I hate to cut off. Advice pkease.

  2. Hey Penny,

    Thanks so much for your comment. That’s an old hibiscus and I’d hate to hear that any damage was done from pruning. From what I’ve read, your best practice would be to selectively prune the plant. Don’t take any more than 1/3 of the branches out, and be aware that the branches you prune will not bud for a little while. Pruning will encourage more branch growth, and improve the overall health of the bush, so don’t sweat losing a couple buds now. They’ll come back with even more buds once the branches grow out.

    Hope this helps Penny and be sure to reach out with any future inquiries!

  3. Penny Mitton says:

    Thank you Cameron I’ll do that.

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