Hibiscus crenatus Splitg. ex de Vriese
Hibiscus crenatus Vell.
Common Name: Gombo Bâtard
Hibiscus sororius is a perennial plant with stems that become more or less woody and can persist; it can grow from 100 - 250cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a fibre plant. It has at times been cultivated for its fibre[
S. America - Argentina, Boliva and Brazil, northwards through Mesoamerica to southern Mexico; Caribbean - Cuba, Guadeloupe, Martinique
Usually found in marshes or in wet soil along streams; at elevations up to 1,000 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A fibre is obtained from the stem[
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[
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