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Hibiscus Plants

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With their sumptuous tropical flowers, Hibiscus are an eye catching addition to a small garden.  Our deep red Molly Cummings and pink Hawaiian Sunset varieties look especially good in a patio or apartment pot.  Did you know that the flowers are edible? 

Urban Bounty Hibiscus plants come in a 3 litre pot.

What are Hibiscus?

Hibiscus are a tropical evergreen bush with flamboyant, colourful flowers.   They are the perfect plant to give your courtyard or small garden a tropical or coastal vibe.  We have two varieties in stock:

Hawaiian Sunset 
Hawaiian Sunset Hibiscus plants have large pink flowers with ruffled cream edges and a deep red eye.  This is a compact, mid-sized bush which grows to between 1 and 1.5 metres high and wide. This is a more easy care variety than the Molly Cummings.
Molly Cummings (Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis)
Molly Cummings Hibiscus plants are highly sought after for their exotic deep red flower.  This is a slightly larger bush, growing up to 1.8 metres high.  Molly Cummings Hibiscus needs a little more tender loving care than the Hawaiian Sunset.  

 

Culinary Uses For Hibiscus

Hibiscus flowers have a tart flavour, a little like cranberry or pomegranate.  In Asia, the leaves are used in stir fries like spinach, while the flowers are baked in cakes or used for tea.  For something a bit stronger, Hibiscus syrup can also be used in cocktails too!  In Central America, Hibiscus stalks are also sometimes added to soups.  Try fresh Hibiscus petals in a salad for something a bit different.

Growing Conditions - Hibiscus Plants 

As a tropical plant, Hibiscus are sun lovers that prefer a relatively warm climate.  While they tolerate salt spray, they do need protection from frost and strong wind.   They love sandy, free draining soil with a neutral Ph.   

Although Hibiscus plants are somewhat drought tolerant, they do best if watered regularly, particularly in hot dry weather.  (Keep soil moist but not waterlogged).  They also prefer to be fed small amounts often, rather than large amounts every now and then, and they like a lot of potassium.  Keep them happy with regular but small doses of worm and seaweed tea!

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.

 

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