Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
  • Common name: Hibiscus
  • Plant type: Houseplant

Height: 1.8m

Spread: 1.2m

Flower colour:
  • Red
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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The Chinese hibiscus, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, is a tropical shrub with dark green, glossy leaves, typically grown as a houseplant. Its showy, short-lived flowers come in a range in colours including crimson, yellow, orange and white, and appear successionally over a long season. If watered regularly and kept at temperatures above 13oC, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis should flower throughout the year. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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