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About Kusum Tree

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, and shoeblackplant, is a species of tropical hibiscus, a flowering plant in the Hibisceae tribe of the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
Maximum Reachable Height 4 to 10 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

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.

Kusum oil is a type of oil extracted from the seed of the Kusum tree (Schleichera oleosa). The plant, which is also commonly known as ceylon oak, lac tree, or Macassar oiltree, belongs to the Sapindaceae family. The schleichera family is named after J. C. Schleicher, a Swiss botanist, and the species name means “oily” or “rich in oil.” The tree is native to India and Pakistan, but is also found in some parts of Southeast Asia.

Kusum Tree 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
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 5 to 35 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Kusum Tree special feature

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.

Kusum Tree uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose
  • Its generally kep indoor in living room and in terrac area

Medicinal Use:

  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Kusum Tree?

Kusum Tree is commonly known as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

How tall do Kusum Tree grow?

On average Kusum Tree grows 4 to 10 feet

What color are Kusum Tree?

A Kusum Tree plant bears flowers of color Yellow

When Kusum Tree blooms?

With enough light, Kusum Tree may produce Yellow flowers in Seasonal bloomer

How hard is Kusum Tree to grow?

A Kusum Tree is Easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Kusum Tree need?

A Kusum Tree prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a Kusum Tree need?

A Kusum Tree prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a Kusum Tree need?

A Kusum Tree prefers Well-drained soil

What temperature does a Kusum Tree like?

A Kusum Tree prefers 5 to 35 degrees C

How often should I fertilize my Kusum Tree?

To encourage Kusum Tree growth, Apply any organic fertilizer

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