FLOW-HIBI-1-5Regular price $21.00
With their sumptuous tropical flowers, Hibiscus are an eye catching addition to a small garden. Our deep red Molly Cummings and pink Hawaiian Sunset varieties look especially good in a patio or apartment pot. Did you know that the flowers are edible?
Urban Bounty Hibiscus plants come in a 3 litre pot.
What are Hibiscus?
Hibiscus are a tropical evergreen bush with flamboyant, colourful flowers. They are the perfect plant to give your courtyard or small garden a tropical or coastal vibe. We have two varieties in stock:
Culinary Uses For Hibiscus
Hibiscus flowers have a tart flavour, a little like cranberry or pomegranate. In Asia, the leaves are used in stir fries like spinach, while the flowers are baked in cakes or used for tea. For something a bit stronger, Hibiscus syrup can also be used in cocktails too! In Central America, Hibiscus stalks are also sometimes added to soups. Try fresh Hibiscus petals in a salad for something a bit different.
Growing Conditions - Hibiscus Plants
As a tropical plant, Hibiscus are sun lovers that prefer a relatively warm climate. While they tolerate salt spray, they do need protection from frost and strong wind. They love sandy, free draining soil with a neutral Ph.
Although Hibiscus plants are somewhat drought tolerant, they do best if watered regularly, particularly in hot dry weather. (Keep soil moist but not waterlogged). They also prefer to be fed small amounts often, rather than large amounts every now and then, and they like a lot of potassium. Keep them happy with regular but small doses of worm and seaweed tea!