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Hibiscus Hibiscus Pucuk Malvaceae

Hibiscus, Hibiscus, Kembang sepatu, pucuk

Hibiscus, Hibiscus, Kembang sebatu, pucuk

While the genus name conjures up the innumerable cultivars of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, perhaps the most widely grown and admired of all flowering shrubs in tropical and subtropical gardens, the genus is large and diverse, including hot-climate evergreen shrubs and small trees and also a few deciduous, temperate-zone shrubs and some annuals and perennials.
The most important of these is H. esculentus, a bushy, warm-climate annual whose immature fruit are the okra or gumbo so popular in Creole cooking.
Flowering colors: Blue, Brown, Crimson, Mauve, Orange, Pink, Red, Scarlet, Violet, White, Yellow
Cultivation: Easy to grow, the shrubby species thrive in sun and slightly acid, well-drained soil.
Water regularly and fertilize during flowering.
Trim after flowering to maintain shape.
Propagation is from seed or cuttings or by division, depending on the species.
Watch for aphids, mealybugs and whitefly.
most flowers are ediible