Well...here's living proof that Martha knew what she was talking about!
Can you see how tall it used to be?
Over the Summer, I cut the five stems and stuck the cuttings in sand. Watering it regularly as it sat in a sunny, Eastern window, the cuttings soon began to flourish.
Before Summer ended, I placed the now well rooted cuttings into the original pot around the outer edges. Look how gorgeous it is now!
Over the Winter, I decided if it was good enough for my Crown of Thorns, I'd see what happens if I pinch "the old Hibiscus" that is kept inside. Although it continued to bloom, it, too, was leggy and sparse.
The Pres told me I was crazy but I did it anyway.
This pic was taken 1/21/16 and you can see how I slaughtered it. However, I did not try to root what I snipped off because they really were not worth rooting.
Now this pic was taken 2/7/16 and look at the foliage emerging everywhere!
Now lets hope it has flowers.
Sharing Just Pinch Me as well as this link you may find beneficial (Pinching, Pruning and Deadheading) with you and those at both
because Spring is in the air...:)
even though it was -8 Valentine's Day with wind chills making it 30 below!!