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Kenaf, Brown Indianhemp Hibiscus cannabinus

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Botanical Name:

Hibiscus cannabinus







Common Name:

Kenaf, Brown Indianhemp

6-8 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
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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...
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