Hibiscus are delightful shrubs with dark green leaves. Giving a hibiscus meant that the giver was acknowledging the receivers delicate beauty.
What makes it special:
- One of the best attractive flowering plants.
- Low maintenance plant.
- Perfect plant for outdoor garden.
- symbolize the fleeting and beauty of fame or personal glory.
Hibiscus is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is quite large, containing several hundred species that are native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Hibiscus are deciduous perennial herbaceous plants with dark green alternate, ovate leaves.
The flowers are large, conspicuous, trumpet-shaped, with five or more petals.Hibiscus plants are tropical beauties that will bring an exotic look to your garden. They are durable plants that can grow to be up to 4.5 meters in height, The flowers are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.
||19 inch (48 cm)
||4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, rose mallow.
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 4.5 meters
||Red, yellow, orange
Planting and care
At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plant to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day. SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plant.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch. As rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Do not over-water the plant.Apply water preferably in morning or evening.Application of Fertilizer Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. . During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.Re-potting When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.DontsDo not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungus infection.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||At least 3-6 hours of sunlight a day is ideal for plant and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
||Apply 3 cup (Approx. 150 ml ) water when top soil (1-2 inches) in pot feels dry to touch.
||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
||16 to 32 Degree Celsius.
||Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
Hibiscus special feature
- They are commonly successfully used as landscape shrubs in the warmer parts
- The chemicals in the hibiscus flower help in the growth of hair
- It reduces dandruff and makes the hair black
- The natural oil in this flower acts as a good conditionerThis flower can be used as a natural dye for hairThe oil in this flower can be applied to the skin of patients who are suffering from cellulite which makes the skin to glowThe ash obtained by burning the flower and leaves of this flower can be applied to eyebrows which glazes them blackThis flower can be used as shoe polish by rubbing it on the shoe
- Note: The following information is general guidelines
- Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines