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  Hibiscus cultivar (El Capitolio)
  Family Name : Malvaceae

  Common Names : El Capitolio Hibiscus

  Chinese Name : 朱槿

 
El Capitolio Hibiscus
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub (Woody)
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
  • Biogeography
    • Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a shrub that typically grows about 1-2 m tall.
      Foliage: Its leaves are elliptic with serrate margins, alternately arranged on the stem.
      Flowers: Its flowers are borne on long slender stalks, red, pale orange or yellow depending on cultivar. The flower has 5 big petals and a long extruding pistil. Some of the stamens are modified into small ruffled petals.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Focal Plant, Container Planting
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Orange, Red, Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Solitary
      Flowering Period :
      Free-Flowering

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