Roselle growing 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.
Buds are also edible and slightly sour and can be used for beverage,
Flower color pink-purple with 5 petals
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Requirements for 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:
Spring (as annual), spring to autumn as perennial
Pests and diseases:
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
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 as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
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