Malvaviscus arboreus nana - Plant
Common name: wax mallow
Bloom time: July to October
Height: 10 ft
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
The Turk s cap plant grows as a bushy, 8- to 9-foot-tall shrub that also does well when pruned to one or two stems to develop as a small tree. A woody to semi-woody plant, it has large, slightly fuzzy leaves and, when unpruned, many spreading stems.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: (18°c night, 24°c day) temperature
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Turk s cap is generally tolerant of all soil types, but prefers well-drained, fertile loam.
- It can be drought-tolerant once established, but does best with regular water, especially when the top few inches of soil are dry to the touch.
- It is also quite pest-free and not especially susceptible to any common plant diseases.
Sunny landscape areas. Borders. Open woodland gardens. Grow as an annual where not winter hardy.
- Turk s Cap (Malvaviscus arboreus) is used as a medicinal herb, a culinary herb, salad herb, and is also used for herbal dyes, and herbal teas.
- It produces a red dye.
- The flowers and fruit make a good herbal tea, and the young leaves, fruits and flowers are edible raw or cooked.
for medicinal use, please consult appropriate doctor before use.
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