Plants and Flowers of India and Pune Hibiscus

Hibiscus is a plant native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions throughout the world. Most of the types are perennial but some are annual. The generic name is derived from the Greek word  hibískos. Hibiscus is the state flower of Hawaii and the national flower of Malaysia. Common names of hibiscus are as follows China Rose, Chinese hibiscus. In Indian languages like Hindi it is called as Gurhal, in Manipuri it is called as Juba kusum athonba in Kannada it is called as Juba kusum athonba, in Malayalam it is called as Chemparati, in Marathi Jaswand in Konkani it is called as Dosni Phool. In many countries tea is made from hibiscus flowers.  Study Shows Consuming Hibiscus Tea Lowers Blood Pressure see also Link Read Disclaimer Hibiscus tea is called as roselle in Australia, Arhul ka phool in India and  karkadé in Levant, Egypt, Sudan, Italy and Russia, Chai Kujarat in Iraq, Chai Torsh in Iran. Hibiscus plants need a well drained soil and full Sun. Hibiscus plants need to be protected from pests such as aphids, white flies, and mealybugs. Red Hibiscus flowers attract Sun birds.
Hibiscus, China Rose

Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Max Height: 9 Feet
Drought-tolerant: No
Propagation Methods: Cuttings, Seeds
Bloom Color :  Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, White, Lavender and Brown, Shades of 2 colors
Characteristics: Attracts Sunbirds
Soil pH requirements:  Neutral to slightly acidic (pH 5.5 to 7.5)
Foliage: Green
Duration: Perennial
Flowering Season: All year round
Invasive potential: Not Invasive
Pests and Diseases: Aphids or plant lice, Whiteflies, Thrips, Stink bugs.
Plant Character: Evergreen
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 to 11
Uses: Used in making Tea
Maintenance: Low
National Flower of: Haiti, Hawaii (State Flower), Malaysia, South Korea (called mugunghwa)
Medicinal: Yes

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