Product description

Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Types of Plant: Perennial shrub

Part of the Plant used: Flowers, leaves

Description: Hibiscus, scientifically known as Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, is a perennial shrub belonging to the Malvaceae family. Native to tropical and subtropical regions, Hibiscus is prized for its vibrant and ornate flowers, which come in various colors including red, pink, yellow, orange, and white. The plant features glossy green leaves and large, trumpet-shaped flowers with prominent stamens. Hibiscus is commonly cultivated for its decorative value in gardens and landscapes, as well as for its culinary, medicinal, and cosmetic uses.


  • Culinary Uses: Hibiscus flowers are edible and used in various culinary preparations worldwide. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, imparting a tangy and floral flavor to dishes and beverages. Hibiscus flowers can be brewed into herbal teas, infused into syrups and jams, and used as a natural coloring agent for desserts, beverages, and sauces. Hibiscus petals are also used to garnish salads, desserts, and cocktails, adding visual appeal and flavor to culinary creations.
  • Medicinal Properties: Hibiscus flowers and leaves possess medicinal properties and have been used in traditional medicine systems for centuries. They contain bioactive compounds such as anthocyanins, flavonoids, and polyphenols, which exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antihypertensive, and hepatoprotective effects. Consuming Hibiscus tea or extracts may help lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol levels, support weight management, and promote overall health and well-being.
  • Cosmetic Uses: Hibiscus flowers and extracts are used in cosmetic and skincare products for their nourishing and rejuvenating properties. They are rich in vitamins, amino acids, and natural acids, which help hydrate the skin, improve elasticity, and enhance complexion. Hibiscus is often used in facial masks, serums, lotions, and hair care products to promote healthy skin and hair, reduce signs of aging, and protect against environmental damage.


Growing Conditions:

  • Sunlight: Hibiscus thrives in full sunlight to partial shade. Provide at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth and flowering.
  • Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.5 is ideal for Hibiscus. Loamy or sandy soil enriched with organic matter promotes healthy root development and flowering.
  • Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water Hibiscus plants regularly, especially during the growing season, to maintain soil moisture and promote vigorous growth.
  • Climate: Hibiscus prefers warm, humid climates and is sensitive to frost. It is commonly grown in tropical and subtropical regions but can be cultivated as a container plant in temperate climates.

Harvesting and Storage of Hibiscus:

  • Harvest Hibiscus flowers when they reach maturity, typically in the morning when they are fully open and vibrant in color. Use clean scissors or shears to carefully snip the flowers from the stems, taking care not to damage the plant or surrounding foliage.
  • Wash the harvested flowers under cold water to remove dirt and debris. Use them immediately for culinary, medicinal, or cosmetic purposes, or dry them for later use.


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