Pick leaves by cutting or breaking off the branch. Select flowers with large, blooming petals that are not wilted or faded.
Keep refrigerated. Flowers can be preserved and kept in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for longer storage.
Hibiscus is a small shrub in the Pacific. There are many varieties of edible hibiscus with different leaf shapes, colors, and flavors. Hibiscus has traditional medicinal uses in the Pacific. The plant grows best in well-drained, well-watered fertile soil (Bailey, 1992; Szilard, 2013).