Kusum Tree, Ceylon Oak - Plant
Common name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Color: Red to dark red
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 4.00 to 10.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
For dependable blooms, lilies need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. If it’s too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over. Most of the popular varieties prefer acidic to neutral soil, but some are lime-tolerant or prefer alkaline soils (e.g., Madonna lilies).
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- In active growth, water freely especially if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.
- Keep lilies mulched so that their roots are cool.
- The mulch should feel moist but not wet.
- Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering.
- Keep moist in winter.
In USDA Zones 10-11, plants are excellent as specimens, hedges or screens. In areas where not winter hardy, plants are excellent in containers that may be brought indoors in fall or grown as houseplants.
- The leaves of the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis are used as a laxative.
- The flowers of this plant may be used if you become infected with a type of E.
- Coli causes diarrhea.
- The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis has anti-diarrhea properties.
- The flowers are also used for fertility treatments.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
- Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area.
for medicinal use
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