Are Hibiscus Plants Indoor or Outdoor Plants?

Hibiscus plants are one of the most popular flowering plants in the world, and they can add a touch of beauty to any garden. But when it comes to deciding whether to grow them indoors or outdoors, there’s no definitive answer.

Each variety of hibiscus has its own unique needs and characteristics that may make one environment more suitable than the other.

When grown indoors, hibiscus plants require bright, indirect light for at least 6-8 hours a day. They prefer temperatures between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit (18-29 Celsius) but can tolerate cooler temperatures if kept away from drafts or air conditioners.

Watering should be done when the top inch of soil is dry, and fertilizer should be used sparingly every few weeks.

Outdoors, hibiscus need full sun for at least 6-8 hours a day during growing season (spring through fall). They prefer temperatures between 65-85 degrees Fahrenheit (18-29 Celsius), but they can tolerate cooler temperatures.

When choosing whether to grow your hibiscus indoors or outdoors, it is important to consider your climate and environment. Indoor varieties may not tolerate cold temperatures during winter months, while outdoor varieties may require extra protection from direct sunlight in hot climates.


In conclusion, whether to grow hibiscus plants indoors or outdoors will depend on several factors such as light exposure, temperature range and protection from extreme weather conditions. It is important to research each variety of hibiscus before making a decision on which environment would be best suited for them.

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Samantha Mckinney