Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Schoeblackplant

Hibiscus rosa-sinesis

Also known as the Chinese rose, it is native to East Asia. It is an erect shrub with a woody stem that can reach up to 5m. in height. Its leaves are bright green or golden yellow, petiolate, glossy, wide and have uneven edges. The flower is bell-shaped, with colors that vary between red, pink or scarlet. It is made up of 5 petals, prominent stamens and pistils that do not last very long. Its fruit is a capsule, although it very infrequently develops. Propagation occurs by seeds, cuttings, layers and grafts. It prefers tropical climates, humid soils and sunny places. Little watering is required.

Applications:

It is an ornamental plant, widely used in gardening and landscaping. It has also been used for beauty products, such as capillary skin care.

Hibiscus rosa-sinesis