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PlantFiles: Mandrinette
Hibiscus boryanus

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Hibiscus (hi-BIS-kus) (Info)
Species: boryanus

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive timrann On Sep 16, 2009, timrann from Other
Mauritius wrote:

H. boryanus is endemics to Mauritius and Reunion island and is a protected species. It is also known as "Foulsapate marron" or "Mahot bātard " in La Reunion. The flower varies from pink, orange and red . It has a small flowers like the Hib-fragilis . It can make viable seed pods on established plants.In Mauritius there are 2 types , pink and red; whereas in Reunion it is orange, like hibiscus liliflorus of Rodrigues. Can be found in specialised endemics nurseries.

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