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Acapulco Gold Tropical Hibiscus

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 3 - 6 Feet
  • Mature Spread 3 - 6 Feet
  • Growing Zones 9 - 10
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Hibiscus are showy plants with beautiful glossy green foliage and even more striking flowers. The Acapulco Gold Tropical Hibiscus is a stunner. The reddish-orange flowers feature ruffled petals edged in bright, sunny yellow. Slight streaks of white appear near the base of the petal before transitioning into a dark red eye. The showy flowers are 7- to 9-inches across, and this plant will continue to bloom all summer. 

This tropical Hibiscus has an upright growth habit and is a vigorous grower that can reach 6 feet tall. Feature the Acapulco Gold Tropical Hibiscus in borders, containers, or as a specimen planting. When used in a container, this plant takes on the role of a thriller. The large blooms attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Acapulco Gold Tropical Hibiscus Care

Water tropical Hibiscus when the top few inches of the soil feel slightly damp. This plant prefers moist conditions, but the soil should still allow water to drain. The soil should also be rich and somewhat acidic with a 6.5 to 6.8 pH. Plant in full to partial sun because the Acapulco Gold Tropical Hibiscus needs at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight to thrive. Feed once a week using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

The Acapulco Gold Tropical Hibiscus can live outdoors year-round in very warm climates, but this plant is an annual in most regions. Tropical Hibiscus can spend the winter inside as a houseplant, but it can be demanding. Place in a spot that receives bright sunlight and water when the soil is slightly damp. Hibiscus requires increased humidity, and you may want to consider using a humidifier or a pebble tray with water to counteract dry winter weather.

Acapulco Gold Tropical Hibiscus Spacing

This plant will grow 3 to 6 feet wide and tall. Hibiscus plants are more likely to grow large in warm climates, and they may not reach their full height when grown in more northern regions. Space plants 3 to 6 feet apart from center to center when grown in the ground or use a large container for a single plant.

Acapulco Gold Tropical Hibiscus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 9 - 10
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 3 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread: 3 - 6 Inches
Spacing: 3 - 6 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Orange, Red, White, Yellow
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand: Proven Selections
Common Name: Acapulco Gold Tropical Hibiscus
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Acapulco Gold’

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations