Also known as
Bunga Raya, Blacking Plant, China Rose, Chinese Rose Mallow, Garden Hibiscus, Hawaian Hibiscus, Malabar Rose, Shoe-Black, Shoe Flower, Shoeblackplant, Hibiscus, Rose-Of-China
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This plant has no fragrance
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Chinese Hibiscus Overview
This woody shrub or small tree boasts large trumpet-shaped flowers which attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. There is a wide selection of colours to choose from, and blooms are present throughout most of the year. It is very hardy and versatile, equally useful as an accent plant, grown in containers or even hedged.
Common problems with Chinese Hibiscus
How to harvest Chinese Hibiscus
How to propagate Chinese Hibiscus
Take new growth or soft wood cuttings about 15cm long. Take off all leaves except for the top. Trim the cutting to the bottom leaf node. Dip into rooting hormone powder. Place cutting in well draining soil.
Special features of Chinese Hibiscus
Can be grown in pots but will require more water.
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Chinese Hibiscus
Ornamental, hedging, border, indoor
Flowers are edible and are used in salads in the Pacific islands.
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