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Asian - Bangladeshi Seeds, Roselle Rosella Hibiscus, Hoilfa Chukur, Gongura, হইলফা

Asian - Bangladeshi Seeds, Roselle Rosella Hibiscus, Hoilfa Chukur, Gongura, হইলফা

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Indian, Bangladeshi Seeds Hoilfa Chukur হইলফা, চুকুর.

 

Best quality Organic seeds

Origin:- Bangladesh

Quantity:- 40 seeds approx

Please note!!
The seeds will be supplied in a clear Grip lock bag with a label identifying the seeds.
The actual packet in the pictures will not be supplied as that is for illustration purposes.

Please do not purchase if you are not sure or don't know how to sow or prepare them for germination as there is no instructions included in the pack. •

 

Germination: 2-3 weeks

 

•Growing Your Own Hoilfa Plant

Updated on October 10, 2018

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Overview

While Chukur/ hoilfa is a native plant of the tropics, given the right care they are also perfectly capable of being grown and harvested in northern climates with seasonal temperatures. Also known as roselle or sorrel, they are similar to humans in that they thrive best and are healthiest in conditions of moderation. Whether you are dealing with temperature, water, or fertilizer, too much or too little is harmful. Moderation is key, and a healthy hibiscus will produce quality calyxes for consumption.

 

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Seeding

If you do not live in a climate that has reasonably predictable spring weather or weather that is too wet, it is best to plant hibiscus seeds in early spring in trays. You can then be in a position to move them indoors if the weather becomes hostile. Wait until they are established enough to not be tipped over by an exceptionally hard rain to plant them in the garden. Tipping can kill a new seedling quickly. It is probably safe to move them outside after they get to be about three inches tall. Seeds will typically germinate between ten days to three weeks after planting. After planting the seeds, keep them lightly watered, enough to keep the soil moist but not wet. Spray them with a mist bottle three or four times per day.

 

Pot or Garden Planting

If you live in a cooler climate and don't have a greenhouse or an adequate place indoors, you may need to adjust the time of planting described above accordingly to ensure there will be no temperatures that are too cold. Hibiscus sabdariffa can die at temperatures below 40 F or 4 C. If you live in an area with frequent frosts, planting in ground may not be an option. If in doubt, grow your hibiscus in containers.

 

When planting outside, choose an area that will be in full sunlight. If you live in a consistently warm climate, this is not as critical. In most circumstances, however, they thrive best with as much sunlight as possible. The soil needs to be made to not retain water. If you don't have any well drained soil on your property, you will need to adjust the area where you decide to plant by adding a few inches worth of a combination of sand and peat moss. The ideal ratio should be 2:1:1 of soil, peat moss, and sand, respectively.

 

Immature Hibiscus sabdariffa that, climate permitting, is ready to be ground planted.

Immature Hibiscus sabdariffa that, climate permitting, is ready to be ground planted.

Maintenance Care

Water the soil when it becomes dry to the touch. To reiterate, water only enough to make the soil moist, not wet.

 

It is critical to use the right type of fertilizer. The fertilizer needs to be one with low phosphorus, moderate nitrogen, and high potassium. Fertilize every two to three weeks. If the leaves are turning brown at the tips, that is a sign they are getting too much nitrogen. That is a warning sign of stress, but don't panic, just prune the bad leaves and adjust your fertilizer frequency. Hidden Valley Hibiscus recommends a 17N - 5P - 24K fertilizer. The most critical aspect of the fertilizer is that the phosphorus content is low. Too much phosphorus can sicken a hibiscus in a matter of a couple weeks.

 

Apart from freezing temperatures, a grown, established hibiscus usually gives ample notice of stress before it is killed. The usual sign that you are doing something wrong is when the leaves turn yellow. Look at what they may have been getting in excess. Remember how the recent weather has been. The most common reasons for leaves turning yellow are the wrong amount of water, too cold of a temperature, not enough water, or the wrong amount of nutrients. While too much nitrogen will turn leaves brown, most other problems will cause yellow leaves. If they are not getting enough sunlight, you will need to move them. This is a less extensive task if they are potted rather than in ground. If it has been cold lately, pay more attention to the weather forecast, and bring them indoors. If their soil is too wet, cut down on the amount of water.

 

Sowing Information

 

Sow indoors April-June in individual pots 1 cm deep. Locate in a warm place at a temperature of 18-21°C, water and check daily to ensure the compost is moist but do not over water. As soon as the seedlings appear, relocate to a warm window- sill out of direct sunlight at a temperature of approx 15'C. Sow outdoors May-July 2.5cm deep, in required harvest position. Plant in a line at least 30cm apart and water well to establish plants. Transplanting When the plants are large enough to handle, try and ease the root out carefully without damaging the plant. In May- June, when all risk of frost has gone, harden off the plants by leaving outdoors during the day and bringing in at night for one week. Once acclimatised to the outdoors your plants can be transplanted to the final container or grow bag. Plants should be spaced evenly with a gap of at least 30cm between each variety and canes can be used to help support them as needed. Growbags shouldn't be planted up with more than 3 varieties. Ensure enough space is left between plants when transplanting or the growth may be affected Sow seeds or transplant outdoors after last frost Some varieties take longer to germinate than others. Speed of growth depends on growing conditions.

 

All seed counts are approximate

 

Protect from Slugs and snails.

 

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ CAREFULLY •

 

Please note seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such as proper planting time, seed depth, and type of soil, watering, proper use of fertilizers, weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. Although we do everything possible to get seeds to you in the best possible condition far exceeding legal requirements and will provide as much help as possible, these factors are totally outside of our control and once you receive the seeds its over to you. Consequently, we can take no responsibility for the suitability to your local conditions of any variety offered, the indicative cultivation advice provided or ultimately the varieties performance. As such you should seek local advice to carefully ensure your local conditions and the time of season are appropriate to the variety purchased.

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