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Hibiscus 'El Capitolio'

Family Name: Malvaceae
Common Name: El Capitolio Hibiscus, 朱槿
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Woody


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Dicotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Shrub (Woody)
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

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.

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 and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Red, Orange, Yellow / Golden
Flower Grouping Solitary
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

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Master ID 803
Species ID 2098
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Species record last updated on: 21 September 2020.