Pink sleeping hibiscus

Common Name :Pink sleeping hibiscus, Pink Cardinal's Hat, Pink Sleepy Mallow, Pink firecracker hibiscus, Mazapan, Turk's Cap, Pink Wax Mallow Botanical Name : Malvaviscus arboreus Family : Malvaceae [mallow family]

Pink sleeping hibiscus

Pink sleeping hibiscus is a rare evergreen perennial tree like shrub with green foliage, upright pink, tubular, unopened flowers and the origin of Southeastern United States. It can grow up to 15 feet tall.

Order - Malvales

Origin / Native - Mexico, Central & South America

Synonym - Malvaviscus penduliflorus [Drooping, Pendulous flowers], Achania mollis

Genus - Malvaviscus

Species - arboreus

Class - Magnoliopsida

Division - Magnoliophyta

Flowering Colors - Red, Pink, White

Flowering Season - Late summer, Autumn, All year-round

Care For Growth - Full sun, Part shade, Average water, Sand, clay, moist soil, Easy to grow, Drought tolerant

Attracts - Butterflies, hummingbirds

Found In - Stream banks, Edge of the forest

Photographs: Guna Selvi Camera: Nikon D40x Location : Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Bangalore[Bengaluru], Karnataka, India

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