Hibiscus

By Angeline T. (8years old)

Photo credit: pinecrestgardenguy.blogspot.com

 

The hibiscus is a flowering plant.  Every Malaysian from the age of seven knows that the red Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia but I bet not everyone knows one can drink hibiscus tea!

Hibiscus plants grow well in a hot climate.  These flowering plants cannot survive the frost in winter, so they are mostly found in tropical countries.  We see them everywhere in Malaysia – along the streets, in the parks and in people’s gardens.  The flowers bloom all year round and they are very pretty.

The hibiscus flower is big with five or more petals and comes in several shades of colours: red, pink, white, orange, yellow, blue, purple or bicoloured.  There are over 200 species of hibiscus flowers.

Hibiscus tea is said to bring a lot of health benefits to the human body.  I am going to try sipping some hibiscus tea now.  Bunga raya tea, anyone?

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About Katherine

Just a female who has time to do a bit of pondering and musing. Otherwise, I am on an interesting journey down the path to being a senior citizen.
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3 Responses to Hibiscus

  1. Ranjit Singh says:

    Very good entry. Malaysia like India has a climate in which so many varieties of flora thrive. Please continue to add knowledge. I read that Hibiscus tea is very popular in West Indies. It contains many minerals and other organic compounds and said to be good for health.

  2. Pingback: An orange hibiscus flower | Jimmy Tan's Photo Gallery

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