How to grow Roselle

Roselle grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Hibiscus and also known as Hibiscus sabdariffa, Roselle evergreen perennial evergreen plant in cold climate become annual plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial and 5-10a as annual.

Leaves edible in color green leaves are arranged in lobes 3-5.

Roselle buds

Buds are also edible and slightly sour and can be used for beverage,

Flower color pink-purple with 5 petals

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How to grow Roselle growing and care:

Humid, moist soil, well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring (as annual), spring to autumn as perennial

Pests and diseases:
aphids, slugs

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead flower and week branches

Size of the plant:
1-2 m, 3-6 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (the color of the leaf stay green)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Pink-purple flower with 5 petals

Thinning the bloom:
Possible to thinning better for the leaves, but after the buds ready to use

Pollination is done by:

Uses of Roselle buds:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn (as perennial evergreen all year)

How to harvest the leaves?
Next to the stems or all the stems, not in area next to the buds

Information about leaves:
leaves are arranged in lobes 3-5

Uses of Roselle leaves:
Cooked, stir fry

Scientific Roselle:

Hibiscus sabdariffa

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone