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Pictures of Hibiscus

Updated on July 21, 2016

Red Hibiscus


Plant Details

Common Name: Hibiscus

Botanical Name: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.

  • The genus name Hibiscus is Greek for "mallow". The species name rosa-sinensis, is literally "rose of China" indicating the plant's origins in Asia rather than in Hawaii.

Plant Description:

  • An evergreen shrub. The height varies, flowers can be single, semi-double or double. They come in red, pink, orange, yellow and white. The leaves are dark green and glossy with a paler reverse.

Orange Hibiscus


Hibiscus today is very popular as an ornamental plant in most warm countries.

The original red-flowered plant has undergone tremendous development, hundreds of variety are now available, some with double or semi-double flowers in all different colours.

I have seen miniature hibiscus which are ideals for pots or small gardens. Hibiscus can be use as a pot plant, hedge for privacy screen, it will be nice at the poolside and adds a strong colour in a tropical garden.

Hibiscus are easy to grow, they like full sun and well-drained soil. Here in Australia, hibiscus are sold in the nurseries particularly in summer and autumn when plants are at their peak.

One thing I like Hibiscus is that hardwood cuttings can be used to propagate new plants.

Pink Hibiscus


The photos above were all taken at the Sydney Royal Botanical garden.

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      Mary gorretti A. 

      8 years ago

      May I know the botanist of Hibiscus Bougainvilea.

      I live in Kampala, Uganda.

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      8 years ago

      nice pic

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      9 years ago

      My favorite flower is a hibiscus. I love them, i even have a tatto of 1. They are so pretty. I wish i had hibiscus all around my house, that would be awesome.

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      10 years ago

      Hibiscus is a great plant.It is widely used to treat MIGRANES.Eat it early in the morning (raw)for 15 days.It can also be used to get silky hair.make a paste of it and apply on the hair,leave it for half an hour and wash to discover unbelievingly smooth,shiny hair

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      Karen Ellis 

      11 years ago from Central Oregon

      These are beautiful. I love the pink hibiscus.

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      Merle Ann Johnson 

      11 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      these are so beautiful and I love the information here...but my favorite is a Pin cushion...or scabiosa as it is called.  Great Hub ...G-Ma ;o) hugs


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