Amruth Home Garden

Amruth HomeGarden draws strength from our age old healing traditions. Generations of our ancestors have spent their lifetime to study plants growing in their neighbourhood and to find out their healing properties for their day to day health care needs.

Shoe-flower, Chinese Rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
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  • Shoe-flower, Chinese Rose (English)
  • Jasund (Hindi)
  • Dasavala (Kannada)
  • Chemparuthi (Malayalam)
  • Jaasvand (Marathi)
  • Japa, Japapuspa (Sanskrit)
  • Semparuthi (Tamil)

Description: It is a beautiful shrub that grows up to 3 m tall. Leaves are broadly egg-shaped and are toothed along margins. The plant bears long-stalked, large, showy, red or white flowers. The plant bears flowers almost through the year and is widely cultivated in gardens and households as an ornamental plant.

How to Grow: t is recommended to grow two plants - one each with red and white flowers - in home herbal garden. These can be planted either directly in the ground or in pots of size of 25 to 30 cms.

Care regime: When planted in ground, watering twice a week is adequate. However, plants in the pots require more frequent watering.

Parts Used: Flower petals

Collection: Fresh flowers can be collected in the morning by plucking.

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Suggested Citation: B. S. Somashekhar, G. S. Goraya, D. K. Ved, Unnikrishnan P. M., Ravikumar K., Gangadharan G. G., Suma Tagadur Sureshchandra, Shilpa Naveen, Vijay Srinivas, Venugopal S. N.; Additional inputs: Soumyashree N., Sagar D. Sangale.
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