Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, known colloquially as Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, and shoeblackplant, is a species of tropical hibiscus, a flowering plant in the Hibisceae tribe of the family Malvaceae, native to East Asia.
|Common Name||Hibiscus rosa-sinensis|
|Maximum Reachable Height||4 to 10 feet|
|Bloom Time||Seasonal bloomer|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
In active growth, water freely especially if rainfall is less than 1 inch per week.Keep lilies mulched so that their roots are cool. The mulch should feel moist but not wet. Apply a high-potassium liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks from early spring until 6 weeks after flowering. Keep moist in winter.
Kusum oil is a type of oil extracted from the seed of the Kusum tree (Schleichera oleosa). The plant, which is also commonly known as ceylon oak, lac tree, or Macassar oiltree, belongs to the Sapindaceae family. The schleichera family is named after J. C. Schleicher, a Swiss botanist, and the species name means “oily” or “rich in oil.” The tree is native to India and Pakistan, but is also found in some parts of Southeast Asia.
For dependable blooms, lilies need six to eight hours of direct sunlight a day. If it’s too shady, the stems will attempt to lean towards the sun or get spindly and fall over. Most of the popular varieties prefer acidic to neutral soil, but some are lime-tolerant or prefer alkaline soils (e.g., Madonna lilies).
|Sunlight||Full sun to part shade|
|Temperature||5 to 35 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer|
In USDA Zones 10-11, plants are excellent as specimens, hedges or screens. In areas where not winter hardy, plants are excellent in containers that may be brought indoors in fall or grown as houseplants.