The word “hibiscus” refers to a series of shrubs or small trees originating in Asia that are characterized by producing flowers that, although they last very little, are some of the most beautiful in the plant kingdom. In fact, their beauty is such that they are widely cultivated in all the warm-temperate and tropical regions of the world.

However, you may not know well how is the hibiscus floweror that you have some doubts, so let’s try to solve them all below.

How is it?

Double hibiscus flower

The hibiscus flower is large. It is not the largest known, but it is one of the largest that shrubs have. Its size ranges between 6 and 12 centimeters in diameter which is already a lot .

It is formed by five or ten petals, depending on whether it is simple or double, of very different colors: pink, red, white, yellow, orange, bicolor … The stamens are arranged in a columnar way so that they protrude from the corolla.

When does it sprout?

Yellow hibiscus flower

To be able to enjoy this wonder of flower, you have to wait for the springas this is when their flower buds open until fall. Although yes: you have to know that it only remains open for one day; so you have to have your camera or mobile ready to be able to photograph it.

What properties does it have?

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis in bloom

The properties of the hibiscus flower are as follows:

  • Medicinal: It is used to cure coughs, throat pain, angina, stomatitis, bronchitis, dysentery problems, spasmodic colic and skin that has suffered an insect bite.
    The mode of use is in infusion.
  • Cosmetics: can be used to care for hair. To do this, some petals are dried and then mixed with water to obtain a kind of hair mask that will be applied during washing.

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