Identify My Flowering HousePlant

Dear Judy
This came as a gift and has been kept inside and been getting bigger. Whay is it please and can it be kept outside?, even if summer only!!
Kind Regards

Hi David,


Your plant is called a Hibiscus Plant. Hibiscus Plants can be found outdoors in tropical and sub-tropical areas throughout the world. Hibiscus Plants also do well as indoor houseplants in warm, temperate climates. Hibiscus Plants prefer temperatures between 65-85 degrees. If the temperature goes below 40 degrees for a prolonged period of time new growth on Hibiscus Plants is ruined. You can certainly move your plant outside for the summer. Do not put your Hibiscus Plant into direct sun immediately or the leaves will burn. Put your Hibiscus in the shade at first and gradually move it into the sun day by day. You can also just leave it it bright indirect light outside. You can read more about Hibiscus Plants in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.