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Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Sea Hibiscus or Talipariti - A Beautiful Gift From A Lovely Lady

Just before the Chinese New Year celebration this year, I received a beautiful gift from a lovely lady. She bought this plant from a nursery and delivered it to my house. Thank you, my dear friend!
From the Google search: The common names for this plant is Sea Hibiscus, Beach Hibiscus, Cotton Tree, Baru Baru, Bebaru, etc. Its scientific name is Talipariti tiliaceum (L.) Fryxell. It is a flowering shrub, needs low maintenance. Propagation through seed, stem cutting, air-layering or sucker.
This was the plant delivered to my house. It has since been transferred it to a pot. I have seen this plant before but it is not a common plant in the plant nurseries.
 So delighted to see flower buds on the plant.
 Then the flower bloomed and this is how it looks like in the morning.
 More buds means more flowers!
 Some thing had been snacking on the leaves but it was no where to be seen.
In the morning, it opens as a yellow flower.
Then it matures to dull orange, turning pink in the afternoon and shed in the evening.
  The flower last only 1 day but it is a free flowering plant.
I am keeping a look out for the seeds, so far I have yet to see one.

Linking to Floral Bliss.

For God, who gives seed to the farmer to plant,

and later on good crops to harvest and eat,

will give you more and more seed to plant and will make it grow

so that you can give away more and more fruit from your harvest.

(2 Corinthians 9:10, The Living Bible-TLB)

40 comments:

  1. Love the colour when it turns dull orange and pink in evening.

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    1. This is the 2nd plant I have that the flowers change colours in a day!

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  2. Looks both like a hibiscus and the okra flower. But the leaves are different from either.

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    1. You are very observant! I have one hibiscus plant with leaves that look something like these leaves.

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  3. How beautiful and perfectly formed! What a great friend you have. I have seen nothing like this ever, so the plant must be native to where you live. If anyone can make it thrive, YOU can!

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    1. Thank you, Ginny! She knew I was looking for this plant and she went to get one for me! So nice of my friend.

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  4. Thank you for showing us that it is a yellow flower in the morning and then turned pink in the evening.

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  5. I can only admire plants, but cannot buy it... As no green fingers...

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  6. That pure yellow hibiscus is a real beauty! Wishing you lovely May.

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  7. This one can grow into big tree but then it's so pretty

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    1. I planted it in a pot to control it growth.

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  8. Lovely transformation from yellow to pink and the leaves are very different from regular hibiscus. Pretty gift from your friend

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  9. ...I see this in Maui, but never knew its name, thanks!

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    1. I get to know its name only recently!

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  10. I didn't know hibiscus also came in yellow.

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    1. I have seen yellow hibiscus but not this kind of yellow!

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  11. A pretty flower, for as long as it does last!

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  12. A beautiful gift that you've cared for very well. It's beautiful.

    Have a fabulous day, Nancy. ♥

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    1. A precious gift from a wonderful friend!

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  13. What a sweet gift, and i do hope you find a seed so you can enjoy it again next year.

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    1. If I can't find the seed, I can used stem cuttings to grow more.

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  14. How beautiful.
    Besides being a beautiful flower, it has many medicinal properties.
    Good entry of month.
    janicce.

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    1. Thank you, Janicce! I must look up its medicinal properties.

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  15. The flower is so beautiful..

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  16. La flor es preciosa Nancy. Besitos.

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