Rosella, Venetian Mallow, Pharaonic Rose Flower, Sudanese Rose are the common names for the ibeseer I have already been using.like hibiscus. More recently, dried red petals of this beautiful plant have started to be imported into our country and we have become acquainted with a drink that has long been known in many countries. In Egypt, hibiscus is a national drink, and commercially grown in Sudan( the highest quality raw materials), India, Mexico, Thailand, China, Sri Lanka, and on the island of Java. They sell dried petals, cups and roses of hibiscus both by weight and packed in colorful bags or convenient tea bags.
Application of Sudanese Rose
In the usual red petal representation of this plant, fragrant sweet-sour tea is prepared, which can be drunk both hot and cold. Few people know that they use the Sudanese rose not only in the form of tea and decoctions, but you can make jam, jelly, compote, jam, tincture or cocktails from its petals. Stems, young shoots, leaves and flower petals are added to salads, first and second courses as vegetables. The soggy petals left after drinking tea will be useful to eat, as they contain many vitamins, antioxidants and antiseptic substances. This plant gives the body energy, regulates pressure, strengthens the walls of blood vessels, improves eyesight, and indeed in the East is considered a "cure for all diseases."
And it is not without reason that the carcade bears the epithet “flower of the pharaohs”.According to legend, the Egyptian queen Cleopatra not only saw the hibiscus tea, but also regularly took baths from it. Allegedly, it was he who gave her skin a unique copper hue. It was so or not, we no longer know, but our contemporaries began to use the magical properties of this flower in cosmetology:
- for problematic skin of the face soaked petals are used as a cleansing mask;For puffiness around the eyes,
- uses tea leaves of a Sudanese rose wrapped in gauze bags;
- problem of oily hair helps to solve the periodic rubbing of a slurry of petals, which reduces sebum.
Cultivation of Sudanese rose at home
Lovers of home plants, as well as a pleasant and healthy drink and natural cosmetics, can grow this wonderful flower at home. In the garden nurseries and in the garden-gardening shops you can hardly find rooted cuttings or young hibiscus saplings. Therefore, it is necessary to engage in the cultivation of Sudanese roses alone. Subsequently, cuttings can be harvested from a lignified plant, rooting them in the usual way, i.e.soaking in growth stimulator and planting in the ground or sand under a glass jar.
Seeds can be written out online or, even easier, look for them in a purchased package with carcade. Soak them, and after the appearance of a tender sprout, plant them in a small pot, which, as the plant grows, will need to be replaced with a larger container( tub of up to 100 liters).The soil for the young shoots need to cook light. The easiest way to buy a package of ready-made soil substrate for ornamental shrubs, which includes leaf and horse earth, peat, sand and humus. As the plant weights and grows( up to two meters in height), it is transplanted into a pot with heavier soil, and if the volume of the pot allows, and there is no possibility to replant the flower, then simply pour new earth.
Care for Home Sudanese Rose
Sprout hibiscus loves watering and light, but not direct sunlight, and does not tolerate drafts. When changing temperature or draft, a capricious plant drops flowers, which, by the way, will appear 5 years after planting. Comfortably feels at a temperature of about + 20 ° C( above + 15 ° in winter and up to 25 ° in summer).With a lack of moisture, the tips of the leaves dry up, and this can be avoided by spraying with water. In an adult lignified shrub, if necessary, you can trim the crown, smearing the wounds with garden pitch. Care for Sudanese rose is also in the plant nutrition, especially during growth, with liquid bacterial fertilizers. They should be applied in accordance with the instructions on the package.
Sudanese rose is susceptible to certain diseases( bacterial cancer, anthracnose) and suffers from pests( aphids, spider mites).In some cases, spraying and processing with special preparations or physical destruction of insects helps, but in particularly difficult cases the plant dies.