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- Common name:
- Abutilon Mini, Hibiscus Micro
- Regional name:
- Hindi - Kanghi, Bengali - Petari, Gujarati - Dabali, Kannada - Tutti, Malayalam - Velluram, Punjabi - Peelee-bootee, Sanskrit, Tamil - Vallarei.
- Malvaceae Hibiscus or Cotton family
- Sun growing, Semi shade
- Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
- Primarily grown for:
- Flowering season:
- Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
- Flower or Inflorescence color:
- Light Pink, Red
- Foliage color:
- Plant Height or length:
- 50 cms to 100 cms
- Plant Spread or Width:
- 50 cms to 100 cms
- Plant Form:
- Hibiscus hirtus, also known as hairy hibiscus or hairy rosemallow, is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae. It is native to Central and South America and is often grown as an ornamental plant for its showy flowers. The flowers are typically red or pink in color and have a distinctive, trumpet-like shape. The plant has hairy leaves and stems, which gives it its common name. It can grow up to 4 meters in height and prefers warm, humid climates. It is generally hardy and easy to grow, but it does require regular watering and well-draining soil. It is sensitive to frost and should be protected from freezing temperatures.
To care for Hibiscus hirtus, follow these tips:
- Plant your hibiscus in a sunny location with well-draining soil.
- Water your hibiscus regularly, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged. In hot weather, you may need to water your hibiscus daily.
- Fertilize your hibiscus with a balanced fertilize once a month during the growing season.
- Prune your hibiscus to shape it and remove any dead or damaged branches.
- Protect your hibiscus from frost, especially if you live in an area with cold winters.
- Monitor your hibiscus for pests such as aphids, and treat as needed.
- Repot your hibiscus if it becomes root bound or if it outgrows its current pot.
By following these care instructions, you can help your Hibiscus hirtus thrive and enjoy its beautiful, showy flowers.
There are several potential benefits to incorporating Hibiscus hirtus into your garden or landscape:
Ornamental value: The showy, trumpet-shaped flowers of Hibiscus hirtus are a standout feature, making it a popular choice for adding a splash of color to the garden.
Attracts pollinators: The flowers of Hibiscus hirtus are a source of nectar for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators.
Low maintenance: Hibiscus hirtus is generally easy to grow and care for, making it a good choice for gardeners with busy schedules.
Adaptable: Hibiscus hirtus is relatively hardy and can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions, including partial shade and drought.
Medicinal properties: Some people believe that Hibiscus hirtus has medicinal properties and use it to treat a variety of ailments, such as colds and flu. However, it is important to note that there is limited scientific evidence to support these claims.