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HIBISCUS ABELMOSCHUS L. - MUSK OKRA.

hibiscus abelmoschus Synonym
Abelmoschus moschatus medic, grana moschata.
Common name
Musk okra, musk mallow, ambrette, ornamental okra, annual hibiscus, yorka okra, galu gasturi, bamia moschata, Muskdana, Ornamental okra, Rose mallow seeds, Tropical jewel hibiscus.
Family
Malvaceae (Mallow family).

Overview
Musk okra is an annual tropical herbaceous plant growing up to 6' tall.
It has toothed leaves; yellow - or purple flowers.
The seeds are in a hairy, cornered pyramid capsule; these seeds have
medicinal applications; as an antidote for snakebites; an emulsion from the seeds is considered to be anti-spasmodic and is used externally.
Extensively used as an insecticide and a aphrodisiac.
The oil of the seeds, with a strong musk odor, are also used in the perfume industry (now largely replaced by synthetic musk oils) and is used to flavor coffee.

Hardiness
USDA zone 9B - 11.
Propagation
Seeds and cuttings.
Culture
Full sun.
Flowers year round (with the temperature above 68°F).
Needs moist well drained soil.
Frost tender; temperature should be above 60°F; plant in frost free spots.


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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Hibiscus abelmuschus seeds 1 package (12 seeds) US$ 3.10
Hibiscus abelmuschus seeds 1 package (100 seeds) US$ 25.02
Hibiscus abelmuschus seeds 1 package (1000 seeds) US$ 187.68


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