- Hibiscus, or
rosemallow, is a large genus of about 200–220 species of flowering
plants in the family Malvaceae.
- Hibiscus plants
are known for their large, showy flowers with deep-colored bases.
- The flowers can
vary in size from blossoms two inches in diameter up to 12 inches,
with colors ranging from white to purple.
- One species of
Hibiscus, known as Kenaf.
espcially white hibiscus is considered to have medicinal properties
in the Indian traditional system of medicine, Ayurveda.
- Hibiscus is a
robust shrub of variable height to 15 feet, although most are seen
much smaller due to pruning.
- Hibiscus should
be planted in the warmest part of the garden where they receive
- Hibiscus enjoy
high humidity, but they'll grow happily in dry areas provided their
roots have constant access to water, and provided their foliage is
misted or regularly hosed.
- Hibiscus grown in
the ground do best when planted in well-prepared sites that have
friable, loamy, good-quality soil with a pH reading of about 6 to 7,
and plenty of organic matter that is routinely replenished.
- Hibiscus can be
grown in pots and brought inside for the winter.
- When a hibiscus
plant dries out to the point where the leaves wilt for more than one
day, the leaves will dry up and fall off; however these leaves will
grow back rapidly
supercritical fluid extraction of okra (Hibiscus esculentus L) seeds
was carried out, using carbon dioxide as solvent.
- Hibiscus Powdered
Extract has a pleasantly sour taste and is a deep red powder. It is
a spray dried product obtained by extraction of hibiscus flowers
with demineralised water.
- The dried calyx
of Hibiscus sabdariffa (Roselle) is locally processed into a
non-alcoholic drink known as ‘Zobo’ in Nigeria.
Hibiscus market came in the early seventies when the U.S. National
Arboretum introduced Greek goddess series of genetically altered
- More than 300
species of hibiscus can be found around the world, growing in both
tropical and subtropical regions.
- Hibiscus is
available from Thailand, Sudan, China, Mexico, and various other
smaller producing nations including Egypt, Senegal, Tanzania, Mali,
- There is a large
mark-up for hibiscus depending on the quantity purchased: $4.90 per
lb., $4.66 per lb. (20 lbs.), and $4.05 per lb. (50 lbs.) was what
was paid to an importer by one tea manufacturer.
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