Name: Hibiscus

Light: Most varieties of Hibiscus require direct sunlight for most of the day

Water: In moderation, once a day.

Soil: Prepare soil that will not retain too much moisture, and has good water drainage.

Potential problems: Mealy bugs have been known to feed on the plant and quickly weaken it. Once detected, take precautionary measures early.

General Information: Today, many different colours of Hibiscus are grown locally. However, historically, the most common varieties found in the Maldives were the red and white flowers. Hibiscus can be easily grown in parks, hedges and home gardens.

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