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- Common name:
- Hibiscus Cooperi, Snow Flakes, Shoe Flower
- Regional name:
- Marathi - Jasvandi, Hindi - Jasut, Bengali - Joba, Gujarati - Jasuva, Kannada - Dasavala, Malayalam - Chembarathi, Punjabi - Jasum, Sanskrit - Japa, Tamil - Semparuthi, Telugu - Java Pushpamu Dasana
- Malvaceae Hibiscus or Cotton family
Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, commonly known as Chinese hibiscus or tropical hibiscus, is a popular flowering shrub renowned for its stunning, trumpet-shaped flowers. The 'Snowflake' cultivar boasts striking white flowers with a delicate, lacy appearance, making it a beautiful addition to any garden or landscape.
Zone: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snowflake' is best suited for USDA zones 9-11, where temperatures stay above 30°F (-1°C) throughout the year.
Light: Provide full sun to part shade for optimal growth and blooming. Ensure the plant receives at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Soil: Hibiscus 'Snowflake' prefers well-draining, fertile soil with a slightly acidic pH (6.0-6.5). Incorporate organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure to improve soil fertility.
Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply and regularly, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between watering. Be mindful of overwatering, as this can lead to root rot.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer (such as 10-10-10) every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Alternatively, use a water-soluble fertilizer at half strength every 2 weeks.
Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring to encourage branching and a compact shape. Remove dead or diseased branches, as well as any crossing or rubbing limbs.
Pests: Monitor for common pests such as aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites. Treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil as needed.
Overwintering: If you live in a colder climate, consider growing 'Snowflake' in a container and bringing it indoors during winter. Place it near a south-facing window and maintain a temperature between 60-75°F (15-24°C).
Ornamental value: The elegant, white flowers of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snowflake' add a touch of tropical beauty to gardens, patios, and balconies.
Pollinator attraction: The vibrant blooms attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees, promoting pollination and biodiversity in your garden.
Low-maintenance: 'Snowflake' is relatively easy to grow and maintain, making it a perfect choice for both novice and experienced gardeners.
Medicinal uses: While the 'Snowflake' cultivar specifically hasn't been studied, hibiscus flowers are traditionally used in herbal medicine for various health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and supporting digestive health. However, always consult a healthcare professional before using any plant for medicinal purposes.