Malvaviscus arboreus ‘Compactus’ – Sleeping Hibiscus

Original price was: ₹999.00.Current price is: ₹399.00.


Malvaviscus arboreus ‘Compactus’: The Adorable Miniature Sleeping Hibiscus

The Malvaviscus arboreus ‘Compactus,’ also known as the Miniature Sleeping Hibiscus or Dwarf Turk’s Cap, is a charming compact shrub prized for its unique, non-opening flowers and attractive foliage. Here’s a breakdown of its key features:

Origin and Family:

  • A member of the Malvaceae (mallow) family, related to hibiscus but with a distinct flower form.
  • Native to tropical regions of the Americas, including South America, Central America, Mexico, and the southern United States.


  • Compact size: Typically grows 2-3 feet tall and wide, making it ideal for containers or smaller gardens.
  • Maple-like leaves: Glossy, dark green leaves resemble maple leaves and add year-round visual interest.
  • Unique flowers: Small, red, bell-shaped flowers with five petals that remain partially closed, earning the nickname “Sleeping Hibiscus.”
  • Blooms year-round: In warm climates, it can produce blooms throughout the year, attracting hummingbirds and butterflies.

Growing Conditions:

  • Prefers full sun to partial shade.
  • Thrives in well-drained, moist soil.
  • Moderate watering needs.
  • Can be brought indoors in colder climates as a houseplant.

Care and Maintenance:

  • Requires minimal pruning to maintain its shape.
  • Responds well to light fertilization during the growing season.
  • Generally pest- and disease-resistant.

Overall, the Malvaviscus arboreus ‘Compactus’ is a low-maintenance, versatile plant perfect for adding a touch of tropical flair to your garden or home. Here are some additional points to consider:

  • Availability: It might not be as readily available as common hibiscus varieties. Check with specialized nurseries or online retailers.
  • Toxicity: Like many hibiscus varieties, this plant is considered mildly toxic if ingested. Keep out of reach of pets and children.

(MRP Inclusive of all taxes)

  • Shipping Rs. 149 for entire order.
  • Plants will be shipping with pots.
  • Dispatch will be done within 3 to 5 days.
  • Delivery will be done within 2 to 4 days.
  • Country of origin: India.
  • Images may varies with the plant due to climate ,shipping, etc.

How to Care :

  • Make sure your plants are getting enough water and sunlight.
  • Recommended Soil Media: 40% Garden Soil 25% cocopeat 25% Organic manure/Vermicompost 5% charcoal chips 5% perlite.
  • Fertilize your plants once a month.
  • Avoid over-watering your plants.
  • Cut off any dead or diseased Leaves.
  • Make Sure Pots Have Drainage Holes.
  • Don’t Repot Immediately after received wait for at least 2-3 Days.


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