Hibiscus owariensis is a perennial plant with stems that can become more or less woody and persist; it can grow 2 - 3 metres tall[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a source of fibre.
West tropical Africa - Côte d’Ivoire to Nigeria, occasionally also reported from Sudan and Rwanda.
Coastal plains, grass savannah[
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A fibre is obtained from the bark[
]. The quality is rather poor[
Seed - sow in situ or in containers. Germination is usually fairly rapid and no special pretreatment is needed, although germination will be faster if the seed is abraded or soaked prior to sowing[
]. Prick out container-grown seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions when they are 10cm or more tall.
Cuttings of half-ripe wood in a frame. They generally strike readily, particularly if cuttings are taken on an angle through a node and rooting hormone is applied to their ends[
Division of the rootstock[
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