False Roselle (Hibiscus acetosella)

Annual/Perennial
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
False Roselle
Hibiscus acetosella
Malvaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw or cooked. Added to salads or used in soups, stews etc[183]. They can be cooked with other foods to give them an acid sorrel-like flavour[183].

    Root – it is edible but is very fibrousy[144]. Mucilaginous, without very much flavour[144].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring in a warm greenhouse. Germination is usually quite rapid. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant them out into their permanent positions in early summer. Give them some protection until they are growing away well. A sowing outdoors in situ during April might work, though if the summer is cool the plants might not flower and set seed.
Prefers a well-drained humus rich fertile soil in full sun[200]. A frost-tender plant but it can be grown as an annual in temperate zones[200].
E. and C. Africa.

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