Hibiscus Red is a plant genus that are characterized by astonishing beautiful flowers. It is categorized under family Malvaceae and native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Below is the brief information about the presented plant:
Height : 8 to 16 inch
Potting Medium : Soil mix
Pot Type : 8 inch plastic pot
Not only, Hibiscus blossoms make a decorative addition to the home or garden, they have many medicinal uses. Hibiscus Flowers and leaves help weight loss and curing cancer as well as used to cure upset stomach, high blood pressure, bacterial infections and fever etc.
Hibiscus Red Introduction
Hibiscus flowers are one of the most spectacular blossoms which can be grown in containers. It’s blooms are large, varied, colorful and incredibly graceful. The foliage of the hibiscus is also beautiful – the dark green, glossy leaves provide a wonderful contrast to the extravagant blooms. Hibiscus are used as shrubs to create partitions in landscape as well as it adds evergreen blooming beauty to the gardens.
Hibiscus is found in all tropical and subtropical climets, it is the national flower of Haiti, South Korea and Malaysia. Hibiscus has been one of the most popular flowers in India, it is deeply integrated with Hindu relegion where red flowers are used to worship goddess Kali and Lord Ganesha. Additionally as per Hindu traditions, the red hibiscus is supposed to bring wealth into life and destroying enemies.
Hibiscus Red Care
Use good drainage potting mix and keep it moist.
This is a sun loving plant keep it in full sun light.
Water it thoroughly every day in summer and moderately in winters.
Avoid over-watering as this may tend to turn leaves yellow and root-rot.
Fertilize it with a low nitrogen NPK every month for better flowering.
Hibiscus loves warmer conditions and thrives in temperature range 16 – 32 C.
Common problem with Hibiscus is mealybugs below solution helps to get rid of them:
Mix 1/2 cup of ordinary alcohol with 1 quart of liquid soap, alcohol helps strip away any waxy coating on the mealybugs so the soap can penetrate and kill them. Wait 20 minutes after spraying, then rinse the plant with water and use mix of 5 ml neem oil in 1/2 cup water and spray it, neem oil helps eliminate re-attack. Repeat every three days if needed.
Dr. Nisha Bhardwaj (Reviewer) –