Study of Hibiscus acetosella recommends sensor-controlled irrigation systems for commercial growers
A study reported on the growth of Hibiscus acetosella 'Panama Red' in response to various volumetric water content thresholds. Experiments were performed in a greenhouse and on outdoor nursery pads. In all studies, increased irrigation volume led to increased growth; plant height also increased with increasing water content threshold in all studies. Results of the experiments indicated that sensor-controlled irrigation is feasible, and that water content thresholds can be adjusted to control plant growth.