Red Hot Tropical Hibiscus

As low as $49.49 was $89.99
Availability: In stock
SKU
10005196

The unique tropical variegated Red Hot Hibiscus Bush (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Red Hot') is a big, voluminously ruffled skirt of petals around a bright red and yellow central stamen and anthers. Featuring wide-open blooms with immensely ruffled petals, the vibrant bold in-your-face red flowers bloom all growing season until fall! Standing out against the bushy, upright growth that really takes the cake - even when this plant is in full bloom - the glorious variegated leaves have incredible foliage mottled with green, white, soft pink and deep reddish burgundy hues!

Pollinators will stop by to sip nectar and these big blooms, and maybe a hummingbird or two, and the wide-open flowers are the perfect landing pads for them to land on! But there's little worry they'll pollinate the flower and produce seeds! These tropical shrubs are also fantastic as indoor houseplants and as dramatic seasonal container plants for your patio and porch! Warm growing zones that are frost-free, can enjoy Hibiscus as year-round accents!

Growing 6-8 feet in height, sometimes larger when planted outside, these shrubby bushes can reach a 4-6 foot width. Red Hot adds drama to indoor spaces and outdoor landscapes alike! Tropical Hibiscus do not like being moved around a lot. Preferring to settle into an area free of drafts in a bright sunny location. Moving plants indoors for the winter (or back outside in spring) may result in a bit of leaf drop as they reacclimate to their new surroundings, but fret not! Once they do get settled, they very quickly recover!

Planting and Application:

When planted outside, the prolific blooms will be frequently visited by bees, butterflies and hummingbirds! Red Hot is ideal in well-drained, sunny pots and planters! The prolific flowering makes these fantastic specimens anywhere! Pot up in a container on a sunny porch or patio, adding shade and privacy to balconies, and adding tropical color to a sunroom! Dress up a seating area with exotic blooms or enliven your backyard spaces. Place around poolside seating areas to create a tropical backyard getaway! Or in fancy urns on either side of your front door to welcome you home.

When grown in the ground, Hibiscus Bushes flourish throughout frost-free climates year-round. For a privacy hedge and screen that wows with its multi-color leaves will hide you from prying neighborhood eyes. Unfortunately, the bountiful blossoming and sheer amount of color on these shrubby accents are going to catch the eye of everyone passing by! Those glorious blossoms call pollinators and attract attention near and far! The highly colored foliage alone will stop traffic!

  • Prolific Very Ruffled, Gloriously Red Blossoms
  • Variegated Foliage - Green, White, Soft Pink & Burgundy
  • Upright Dense Growth & Easy Care
  • Pots Indoors & Seasonal Décor
  • Outdoors USDA zones 10-11 - Hedges, Screening & Specimen Accents

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Tropical Hibiscus loves full sun and also tolerates partial shade. Native to the tropics, Hibiscus prefers to grow in moist environments with nice warm conditions all year round, Hibiscus do best with regular fertility and enriched, organic soil. Prune or pinch back stems after flowering to encourage branching, remove damaged and head back leggy branches.

  • Full Sun & Part Shade (Indoors)
  • Moist Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Fertility
  • Prune/Pinch Back After Flowering
  • Relatively Easy Care!

These plants are easy-going and are perfect for both indoor and outdoor décor! The exotic and prolific blooms of Red Hot Hibiscus Bush add their luscious red flair and sultry variegated leaves to enhance any setting! Fantastic houseplants, landscape specimen plants and garden accents - Hurry and order your own today from NatureHills.com!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

Click Here to learn more

Plant Sentry

Shipping

To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
Color Zone Times
3 Spring 2019
4 Now
5 Now
6 Now
7 Now
8 Now
9 Now
10 Now
11 Now

Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

Click here to see our full rates

PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Red Hot Tropical Hibiscus Is Suited to Grow in Zones 10-11 or as an indoor plant
Growing Zones 10-11 or as an indoor plant
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Red Hot'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium to High
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fragrant No