Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Erin Rachel'

This beautiful flowering bush blooms almost continuously when in ideal conditions.

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Angiosperms
Class: Eudicots
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Genus: Hibiscus
Species: rosa-sinensis
Cultivar: 'Erin Rachel'


Natural habitat and growing conditions:

Growing as a bush in tropical and subtropical regions, this species is native to East Asia. The Erin Rachel Hibiscus plant prefers to be kept above 50 °F, and requires bright light to flower consistently. The plant tolerates a wide humidity range, though can be slightly susceptible to spider mites in low-humidity conditions.

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Erin Rachel

Notes of interest:

  • This indoor hibiscus specimen has been in constant bloom for over 9 months-- ever since it was put under our LED grow lights
  • Many cultivars of this species are available with widely-ranging flower color and size.
  • This cultivar's flowers aren't particularly largei at about 5 inches across, but they are strikingly colored and almost iridescent, as the color shifts when viewed from different angles.
  • 'Erin Rachel' is noted to be unusually reluctant to branch on its own; pruning is usually required to keep a bushy shape.