I took a cutting from the hibiscus plant near the front door of the house we stayed at in Florida last winter. Actually, I took 4 cuttings, but one survived. I didn't have much hope for this one for many months. After about 4 months it started to show some signs of growth, and a couple weeks ago it really shot up with two buds. It is tropical so it will now need to be wintered inside. Both buds have now bloomed and it is more spectacular in size and color than I remembered in Florida.