Hibiscus , or China rose
This is one of the most spectacular indoor plants.It is not difficult to understand why the hibiscus is so popular in many countries around the world.We've known it for a long time under the name "Chinese Rose".In the recent past, this lovely and unpretentious tree was a decoration of any apartment.It attracts with its abundant long-flowering, double or simple flowers - pink, red and crimson Gram-mofonchikami of five fused petals.The diameter of the flowers of some species can reach 16 cm. The exotic view of hibiscus flowers give numerous strands of golden stamens fused into a long tube.Today, popular and many hybrids hibiscus - low plants, whose flowers form at the same time reminiscent of the lily and the rose and the petals are a variety of colors - purple, pink, orange, salmon, white, yellow, red, sometimes two-tone, can be covered with strokes or decorated"peephole" contrasting color, some with fringe on the edge.
In Muslim Malaysia revered hibiscus flower, believing that his five petals symbol
In Southeast Asia, hibiscus flowers are called "flower of love", "passion flower" and "flower beautiful women."They are a symbol of the island of Haiti, and in India they are woven into the bridal wreath.In Hawaii hibiscus it is also considered the national flower, the women there rosebushes adorn his hair and make necklaces from seeds.In Brazil, growing hibiscus choripetalae, it is called "earrings princess."Petals had split, and the flower swaying gracefully on long stalks, in fact recalling refined precious decoration.
With a close relative of the Chinese rose familiar to many of us - a Sudanese rose.Its flowers are called Hibiscus and made of them a delicious drink - and refreshing, and healing.Pleasant taste and beneficial properties of tea Hibiscus were known in ancient Egypt, at the time of the pharaohs.Check out this drink in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.From medicinal flowers were in other European countries, and are widely used due to the Emperor Charlemagne.In his numerous military campaigns, he met with a variety of recipes for herbal medicine.When one of the early Middle Ages, scientists asked Charlemagne, what the Hibiscus, the governor answered: "Friend doctor and praise the cook."
in the botanical gardens of Europe Chinese Rose captivated visitors with its lush flowering at the beginning of the XVIII century.
In places its native habitat are the hibiscus is not only for decorative purposes.In Southeast Asia, cultured edible and technical types of Sudanese rose.Technical varieties grown for the production of high-quality fiber, and food goes to tea-Kade car.Young leaves and shoots are eaten as vegetables - for example, hibiscus, called okra.Seeds, leaves, fruits, roots of different types are used in medicine.From the flowers get black hair dye and purple - for the food industry.Sudanese rose is an effective natural dye, so it is used in everyday life (can be painted cloth, easter eggs, hair), and in cooking.Just a small amount of broth can be given a nice pink color of various dishes -.. Sauerkraut, horseradish condiment, juice, jelly, etc. Fresh leaves and young shoots are prepared salads, and use them for the preparation of meat dishes.Hibiscus roasted seeds and added to soups.
From the perspective of Chinese aesthetics of Feng Shui, hibiscus should definitely be in the living room.It has a positive energy, makes the house attractive to good spirits.This flower stimulates mental and physical activity, encourage the search for the new in everyday, smoothes the tensions between family members, especially between mother-in-law and.on astro Experts believe that Chinese rose stimulates the heart, and its presence in the apartment improves the condition of people with cardiovascular disease.
experienced lovers of houseplants have long noticed that some hibiscus weak and diseased plants begin to feel better.