Hibiscus cannabinus
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Kenaf, Brown Indianhemp Hibiscus cannabinus

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Botanical Name:

Hibiscus cannabinus

Family:

Malvaceae

Genus:

Hibiscus

Species:

cannabinus

Common Name:

Kenaf, Brown Indianhemp

Seeds Per Pound:
29,056
Quantity:
3.18 lb
Avg Count Packet:
115
Germination:
91%
Germination Test Type:
 seed for sale online cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
6-8 feet
Collection Locale:
India
Crop Year:
2012
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
Hibiscus cannabinus annual
In Stock: 3.18 lb
Prices
 Kenaf
  • Hibiscus cannabinus

     Tree Seed
Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
$2.95
1 oz
$8.95
1 lb
$49.50
1 kg
$91.78
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Kenaf [Etymology: Persian], Hibiscus cannabinus , is a plant in the Malvaceae family. Hibiscus cannabinus is in the genus Hibiscus and is probably native to southern Asia , though its exact natural origin is unknown. The name also applies to the fibre obtained from this plant. Kenaf is one of the allied fibres of jute and shows similar characteristics. Other names include Bimli , Ambary , Ambari Hemp , Deccan Hemp , and Bimlipatum Jute . more...
* An annual with red or yellow flowers with bright red centers; plant stems produce a fiber now used for paper, the leaves are edible, and the seeds may be used in sauces, according to Wyman; grown in southern Florida.
* Kenaf is cultivated for its fibre in India, Bangladesh, United States of America, Indonesia,Malaysia, South Africa, Viet Nam, Thailand, parts of Africa, and to a small extent in southeastEurope. The stems produce two types of fibre, a coarser fibre in the outer layer (bast fibre), and a finer fibre in the core. more...
* Sow seed early spring in a warm greenhouse. Germination is usually fairly rapid. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
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