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Turk's cap

Malvaviscus arboreus

'Turk's cap' is a plant in the Malvaviscus genus with a scientific name of Malvaviscus arboreus. It is a flower that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Normally grows with a shrubby habit.

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How to grow Turk's cap

See our list of companion Plants for Turk's cap to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Turk's cap from seed

Transplanting Turk's cap

Common Turk's cap problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Turk's cap plants:

Turk's cap Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin arboreus meaning “tree-like”

Other names for Turk's cap

Wax mallow, Mexican turk's cap

Malvaviscus arboreus Dill. ex Cav. var. arboreus

Turk's cap care instructions

How long does Turk's cap take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Turk's cap

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