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Plant height: 15 - 23 inches (38 - 59 cm)
Plant spread: 3 - 5 inches (7 - 13 cm)
Many people who are growing a hibiscus plant choose to do so in a container. This allows them to move the hibiscus plant to ideal locations, depending on the time of year.
Hibiscus plants prefer a cosy fit when growing in a container. This means that they should be slightly root bound in the pot and when you do decide to re-pot, give the hibiscus only a little bit more room. Always make sure that your growing hibiscus plant has excellent drainage.
Common name(s): Chinese rose
Flower colours: Yellow
Bloom time: The flowers are inconspicuous and the plants are grown mainly for their foliage
Max reachable height: The plants can grow to 15 feet tall in frost-free areas.
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Plant in spring, summer, or fall, spacing plants 3 to 6 feet apart. Dig a hole only as deep as the root ball and 2 to 3 times as wide. If your soil is in very poor condition, amend the soil you ve removed from the hole with a small amount of compost. Otherwise don t amend it at all.
Carefully remove the plant from the container and set it in the hole. Fill the hole half full with soil, then water it well to settle the soil and eliminate air pockets. Let the water drain, then fill the remainder of hole with soil and water thoroughly.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: Hibiscus want loamy but not too heavy soil. Regular quality potting soil with added compost is an ideal base.
Temperature: Temperatures between 60 to 90 degrees F. (16 to 32 degrees C.)
Fertilizer: For prolific flowering, hibiscus must have regular feeding every week during the growth period, March-October. Water soluble formulas can be used with every watering.Choose a fertilizer with a low phosphorous value: N (Nitrogen) 20 P (Phosphorous) 5 K (Kalium) 20 is close to ideal. Too much phosphorous makes for many fine leaves but few flowers.
Hibiscus also need trace elements, especially iron and magnesium.
Culinary use: Chinese eat this flower by making pickle. Jamaicans use this flower in herbal tea as it contains many minerals and vitamins Dried hibiscus is edible, and it is often a delicacy in Mexico. It can also be candied and used as a garnish.
Medicinal use: The chemicals in hibiscus flower helps in growth of hair. It reduces dandruff and makes the hair black. The natural oil in this flower acts as a good conditioner This flower can be used as natural dye for hair The oil in this flower can be applied to the skin of patients who are suffering from cellulite which makes the skin to glow The ash obtained by burning the flower and leaves of this flower can be applied to eyebrows which glazes them black This flower can be used as shoe polish by rubbing it on the shoe.
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