White Hibiscus is a plant with many positives.
The white hibiscus, hibiscus arnottianus ssp, is one of over 300 species of the hibiscus family that grows throughout the world, in warm, tropical and subtropical regions where the weather is mostly sunny and always friendly, zones 9 and 10. It is native to Hawaii. The white hibiscus can grow as a shrub, growing to 10’ tall, as a small tree, growing 15’-30’ tall, and as a medium tree, growing 30’-50’ and taller.
White hibiscus shrubs and trees bloom all year round.
The flowers on a white hibiscus are large, conspicuous, trumpet-shaped flowers with 5 or more petals, and they have a red stamen column. The leaves are alternate, oval to lanceolate, and are often toothed or lobed margined.
For the white hibiscus to thrive the best, they need a 2-1-3 or a 2-5-3 fertilizer ratio, and they need to have moist, well-drained soil. Keeping the phosphorus level low is essential. It also requires full to partial sun, but the more shade it is in, the less the flower production will be. The plant is known for bringing a pleasant aroma to a garden, and it's exquisite beauty that will work well with the other plants in your garden.
White Hibiscus is used as a landscaping shrub, giving any home excellent curb appeal.
The plant leaves came in ovate or lanceolate shapes, most of the White Hibiscus plants have leaves with toothed or lobed margins. Their flowers are a large trumpet-like shape with five or more petals. Also, the plant produces a capsule (fruit) that is a mixture of the colors red and white.
White Hibiscus is an excellent plant for herbalist to grow in their gardens. The plant's tea is an excellent source of vitamin c and other minerals; it is also used medicine in many cultures. White Hibiscus tea has also proven to lower hypertension in a study sponsored by the USDA.