For sale is a live plant established in a pot with leaves & roots.
Our Naturally Grown Roselle bushes are a few months old (1’-2’ tall) and seed-grown from reliable, local stock.
Cranberry Hibiscus are staked in a 5” pot with soil, sealed in a plastic wrapping to retain moisture during shipment. When you receive this plant, simply remove the plastic and check moisture in the soil. Water the plant once per day while in their container. Plants have also been fertilized for the season.
Grown Naturally without the use of inorganic or synthetic chemicals or soil amendments. We hand select for each order from our stock of premium quality plants grown & raised at A Natural Farm in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Quality in plant propagation is of upmost importance when seeking nutrition & medicinal value from edible plants!
Red Leaf Cranberry Hibiscus, African Rosemallow, False Roselle
With edible, maple-shaped leaves, this bush is very attractive in the garden with its burgundy to dark red/purple color. A perfect warm weather salad, soup & stir-fry ingredient with its pleasantly tart leaves (eaten raw or cooked).
They also produce beautiful flowers to add some extra flare to your garden.
These flowers can be harvested at dusk when they close up, dried and used in teas or raw in salads.
Tolerates a wide range of soils. Provide a strict watering schedule for establishment and supplement during dry periods.
Can be a long term leafy green producer in tropical climates.
If frost is expected, heavy pruning can save the plant from die-off and allow for regrowth from the roots.
It can become a straggly, lanky bushy without pruning.
Can easily be propagated from cutting or seed.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-11
Plant Type: Perennial
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: Flowers are used in teas and the leaves are a sweet cranberry taste making a great addition to any salad.
Full Size: 6'-8' bushy shrub
Cold Tolerance: Dormant during winter
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Partial
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Once established, average watering is needed. Maintain watering once to twice per week during drought
Soil & Site Requirements: Will thrive in a variety of soils. Provide a well drained spot.
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