Do you know what is the State Flower of Hawaii? Don’t worry! We will tell you all the details and how to grow it too!
If you do not have any idea about the State Flower of Hawaii, then we are here to help you! Read on!
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State Flower of Hawaii
In 1988, Yellow Hibiscus was designated as the official State Flower of Hawaii and was also called Ma’o-Hau-hele or Pua Aloalo.
- This exotic flower grows on all the Hawaiian islands.
- The Hawaii state flower can be recognized easily by its bright and large yellow blooms, red center, and leaves that look like maple.
- Although seven cultivars of the Hawaiian Hibiscus are native to Hawaii, you can find many other varieties worldwide that look similar.
- Most other Hibiscus types that look like the Hawaiian variety belong to Asia and the Pacific.
Here are different kinds of hibiscus that you can grow!
How to Grow State Flower of Hawaii
1. Best Location
The best spot to grow the State Flower of Hawaii is where it can get plenty of direct light. Choose a spot that receives a minimum of 4-6 hours of direct sun exposure. Avoid growing hibiscus in the shade; otherwise, it will result in smaller and fewer blooms.
The State Flower of Hawaii loves to be in a little moist soil, so ensure you never let the growing medium dry out completely. Also, avoid watering the plant daily.
If you have used plenty of organic matter in the growing medium when planting, you don’t have to worry much about feeding the State Flower of Hawaii. Use a balanced liquid fertlizer, diluted to 1/2 of its strength, once in 5-8 weeks for bigger flowers.