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Variegated Mexican Hollyhock (Malvaviscus arboreus mexicanus variegata) - Add a Pop of Color to Your Garden with this Unique Plant

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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Mirchi Jasvandh
Regional name:
Marathi - Mirchi Jasvandh
Malvaceae Hibiscus or Cotton family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Primarily grown for:
Flowers, Foliage
Flowering season:
Year-around flowering, Flowers in flushes throughout the year
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
1 to 2 meters
Plant Form:

    Plant Description:

    Malvaviscus arboreus is a species of flowering plant in the mallow family, Malvaceae, native to Central and South America. It is a small tree or shrub that grows to a height of about 6-8 feet and has a spreading habit. The leaves are green and glossy, and the plant produces pink or red, cup-shaped flowers that resemble hibiscus flowers. The flowers are followed by ornamental, hairy fruit. M. arboreus is commonly known as the Turk's turban, wax mallow, or sleeping hibiscus. It is grown as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical regions and is used in landscaping and as a patio plant. It is relatively easy to grow and requires minimal care. It is well-suited to growing in containers, and it can be grown in a greenhouse or conservatory in cooler climates.

    Growing tips:

    Malvaviscus arboreus is a relatively easy plant to care for. It is a tropical plant and requires warm temperatures, high humidity, and bright, indirect light. It is sensitive to cold temperatures and should be protected from frost.

    To care for M. arboreus, follow these guidelines:

    • Water regularly to keep the soil evenly moist, but be sure to allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering.
    • Feed the plant with a balanced, all-purpose fertilize once a month during the growing season.
    • Prune the plant to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged growth.
    • Repot the plant as needed, using a well-draining soil mix.
    • Protect the plant from pests such as aphids and mites.

    Malvaviscus arboreus is a relatively low-maintenance plant and can thrive with minimal care. With proper care, it can grow into a beautiful and ornamental plant that adds a tropical touch to any garden or indoor space.


    Malvaviscus arboreus, also known as the Turk's turban, wax mallow, or sleeping hibiscus, is a tropical plant known for its bright, showy flowers and ornamental fruit. It has a number of potential benefits as an ornamental plant, including:

    • Adding color to gardens and indoor spaces: The plant produces bright pink or red, cup-shaped flowers that are eye-catching and add a splash of color to gardens or indoor spaces.

    • Attracting wildlife: The flowers of M. arboreus are a source of nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies, making the plant a popular choice for gardens that attract these pollinators.

    • Improving air quality: Like other plants, M. arboreus can help to purify the air by removing toxins and producing oxygen. This can help to improve indoor air quality and create a more pleasant living environment.

    • Providing a tropical touch: With its glossy green leaves and bright flowers, M. arboreus can add a tropical touch to gardens and indoor spaces, creating a relaxed and exotic atmosphere.

    Overall, M. arboreus is a popular and attractive plant that can bring a range of benefits to gardens and indoor spaces. It is easy to care for and requires minimal maintenance, making it a good choice for gardeners of all levels of experience.