HibisGain 12-6-8 Plus Minors

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HibisGain 12-6-8 Plus Minors
HibisGain 12-6-8 Plus Minors

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HibisGain 12-6-8 Plus Minors contains minimal phosphorus. High phosphorus in a bloom boosting fertilizer can rally make hibiscus plants sick. They can work great for other types of flowering plants, but it ties up other minerals a hibiscus plant must have. In high doses over time, the hibiscus plant can starve to death. This product has an acid based Nitrogen that helps make the soil more of a fit for nutrient uptake. Slightly acid soil (a pH of 6 to 7) helps the hibiscus plant to absorb nutrients. HibisGain contains medium amounts of nitrogen. Excess nitrogen can in some instance turn the edges of hibiscus leaves turn brown, and too little nitrogen can stunt growth. HibisGain contains the right amount of Nitrogen for attractive, healthy foliage.

Features and Specs

Active Ingredient Total Nitrogen (N): 12.00% Available Phosphate (P2O5): 6.00% Soluble Potash (K2O): 8.00
For use in Hibiscus and other flowering plants
Application Hibiscus should be used at least once a month throughout the growing season, and the schedule should be kept up regularly
Remember that numerous light applications of hibiscus fertilizer are always better than a few heavy applications
* See chart for feeding amounts
Pet safe Yes, when used as directed on label
Shelf Life Indefinite
Coverage Area For plant beds, apply one full 10 lb. bag per 500 square feet
Shipping Weight 2.02 lbs
Manufacturer BGI, LLC (Mfg. Number: 2HIBI)
UPC 649681800815


HibisGain is the perfect mix for more than just your Hibiscus; our 12-6-8 formula is a great contender as an all-purpose dry fertilizer. High Nitrogen and plenty of minor nutrients makes this blend perfect for every day gardening, and the extra boost your Hibiscus needs.

HibisGain can be applied directly on top of the soil or mulch. It should be sprinkled evenly under and slightly beyond the spread of the branches. It should be kept off the foliage and well away from the trunk. Do not apply HibisGain to dry soil. Be sure to water the area well before and after fertilizing. Take care to brush or wash fertilizer granules off leaves to prevent leaf injury. For plant beds, apply one full 10lb. bag per 500 square feet

Bougainvillea Growers International (BGI) was founded in 1994 on 5 acres with a vision of turning a niche market into a global phenomenon, bringing color and beauty to landscapes and bougainvillea lovers everywhere. In 2012, their wholesale nurseries totaled over 67 acres. They grew over 20 varieties of bougainvillea, all specifically chosen for their reliable branching and flowering habit, and five different bougainvillea products - bush, trellis, standard, hanging basket, and bonsai.

In mid-2012, after 20 years of growing quality Bougainvillea, BGI embarked on a new venture, one that channeled their knowledge towards producing and distributing their GAIN fertilizer products that deliver exceptional blooms, luscious growth, and vital nutrients to make gardens across the country look spectacular.

In-Ground Hibiscus

2-3' tall 2 Tbsp
4-5' tall 4 Tbsp
6-7' tall 6 Tbsp

Potted Hibiscus

6" pot 1 Tbsp
10" pot 2 Tbsp
14" pot 4 Tbsp


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    By Tom on 10/12/2018

    Well, the instruction for applying the fertilizer was straight forward, a monthly application varying by the size of the hibiscus. The hibiscus really liked it. Within a couple of days, I had several blooms. With a frost expected, I moved it indoors with a grow light to help it and it continues to bloom.

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Is your product hibisGain 12-6-8 good for serissa?
The HibisGain 12-6-8 Plus Minors is not specifically labeled for use on Serissa, however to find out if this would work for your needs, you can contact the manufacturer of the product directly. You can reach BGI at 561-374-9216.

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Can HibisGain 12-6-8 Plus Minors be used for other plants?

We have Magnificent crotons, arbacolla and bougainvillea.


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Is HibisGain 12-6-8 good for Christmas palm?

Can wasp killer spray kill palms?


HibisGain 12-6-8 is designed for hibiscus and other flowering plants. BGI makes a product called PalmGain that is more appropriate for palms and similar tropical greenery. Many wasp killer sprays are quite oily, so spraying an oily product on plants on a hot, sunny day could potentially cause burn on the plants. Be sure to follow the directions on any products you are using near desirable plants.

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Can HibisGain 12-6-8 Plus Minors be used on perennial hibiscus plants?

Yes, HibisGain 12-6-8 Plus Minors can be used on perennial hibiscus plants.

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Is this 12-6-8 Plus Minors good for a clusia hedge?
HibisGain 12-6-8 Plus Minors is intended for use on Hibiscus and other flowering plants.  You may consider using Ferti-lome Tree and Shrub Food 19-8-10 for Clusia Hedge, which is intended for use on all types of trees and shrubs, according to the product label.

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