A special type of hibiscus flower, known as Roselle, is used for medicinal purposes. It is used to help with a cough, to reduce fevers, and to lower high blood pressure.
Some boil the flower with oil and other spices to be used to prevent hair loss and graying of the hair. The Hibiscus leaves can be ground with a small amount of water and can be turned into a paste to be used as a shampoo and conditioner.
The hibiscus plant grows best in tropical areas. It need that hot tropics weather to grow.
In order to grow a Hibiscus plant you first need to make sure you pick a spot that is hot and really sunny. It helps to be in an area that has very little to no wind. As I said before they grow best in tropical regions.
To start the planting, dig a hole that is about double the size of the roots of the plant and no deeper than the size of the root ball. This plant must also be in well-drained soil.
The plant has very delicate roots, so you must be careful when planting the flower not to damage them.
As soon as it is planted, water it. Make sure the plant gets enough water as needed without getting too wet, try and keep the plant moist. You don’t want to drench it with water.
This plant needs to be watered only when the soil begins to feel dry. You will also need to fertilize the plant about every three weeks with a low nitrogen fertilizer.
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As usual with most plants, prune it back when it begins to look messy.
Once your plant is full grown, enjoy it! This really is a very exotic and beautiful plant to have.