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Tropical hibiscus 'Rose Flake'     

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

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Rose Flake is a popular variety of Tropical hibiscus, which belongs to the Hibiscus genus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Rose Flake'). Rose Flake is a heirloom variety. Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Pigment red and   Medium candy apple red. The mature flowers take a Single form, with an approximate petal count of 5. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green and   Cerise red colour.

Medium shrub with colorful pink/red/cream foliage. Produces small single deep red flowers. It is suitable for use as hedges or as a specimen plant. Plant in a well drained sunny position.

This variety is an Flower that typically grows as an Evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Rose Flake normally grows with a shrub-like habit to a mature height of 3.05 metres (that's 9.91 feet imperial).

Rose Flake Tropical hibiscus needs a moderate amount of maintenance, so some level of previous experience comes in handy when growing this plant. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Rose Flake have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Rose Flake

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Tropical hibiscus are highly sensitive to phosphorus (the middle “P” number on fertilizers) and an excessive amount will kill the plant. Do not use so-called “bloom fertilizers” on them. Instead tropical hibiscus need a lot of potash to bloom properly (the last number or “K” on fertilizers). Palm fertilizers are widely available and usually have the proper ratio of a medium-low-high NPK ratio along with needed minors.

The pesticide malathion will defoliate tropical hibiscus. Do not use it for pest control.

An excessive amount of nitrogen given to this cultivar will revert the variegated leaves to green.

Cooperi is more cold tender than most tropical hibiscus cultivars and care needs to be taken in marginal areas as a result. 1

Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Rose Flake is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Rose Flake are Zone 9 and Zone 12.

Growing Rose Flake from seed

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Rose Flake about 84 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Rose Flake

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Rose Flake is a tender plant.

Harvesting Rose Flake

Other Names for Tropical hibiscus 'Rose Flake'

Hibiscus cooperi, Checkered Hibiscus, Sir Daniel Cooper’s Hibiscus