Hibiscus (Rose mallow)

Hibiscus is a genus of 400 different species in the family Malvaceae, native to warm temperate and tropical regions. In the world of flowers, they are known for their colorful, large and trumpet-shaped flowers. These plants can be woody shrubs or small trees, as well as annuals or perennials.

Name meaning:

The name “hibiscus” comes from the Greek word “hibiskos”, which Dioscorides (a Greek physician, pharmacologist and botanist) identified with the marsh mallow.

Hibiscus symbolism:

Depending on the culture of the beholder, Hibiscus can symbolize beauty, charm, youth, first love and the shortness of life.

Interesting facts about Hibiscus:

Hibiscus is the national flower of South Korea, Malaysia and Haiti.
It is also the Hawaii’s state flower. Hawaiian girls sometimes wear Hibiscus flower behind the left or right ear, in order to reveal their relationship status in public.

Hibiscus cannabinus, also known as “Kenaf”, is used in paper making.

Hibiscus is a powerful healer. It can lower your blood pressure, promote your hair growth and even fight a cancer.
It can also improve your mood and help you to lose your weight in a natural way.

Plant Type:

Annuals, Perennials, Shrubs, Trees


This plant comes in a variety of colors, from red, orange, pink and yellow to white, purple and blue.

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