While native to Asia and the Pacific Islands, Hibiscus is grown all over the world and comes in over 200 species. Hawaiian Hibiscus is the national plant, and its buds - the symbol of "beautiful women".
Hibiscus is the symbol of Malaysia, Republic of Haiti, South Korea.
The red Hibiscus flower is traditionally worn by Tahitian women. A single flower, tucked behind the ear, is used to indicate the wearer's availability for marriage.
Hibiscus flowers can grow to a foot in diameter, with varieties available that produce pink, white, red or bi colored blossoms. Hibiscus flowers do not require water, the blooms will stay viable, with or without watering, until their time passed.
The most part of Hibiscus plants produces short life flowers that last one day but new blossoms are usually just an arm's length away and they do continuously produce a lot of blooms.
Hibiscus flowers can be used for decoration, for paper, and as a food product. . For cooking hibiscus flowers are most commonly used in herbal teas. It has a reputation for a cooling effect on the body.
Cold Hibiscus tea was used by the Pharaohs of Egypt for its flavor, medical purposes, and to refresh themselves in the desert heat.