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Hibiscus – National flower of Malaysia February 21, 2007

Posted by asianpixmen in Flora/Plants, Malaysia, Nature, Places.


I just found out that hibiscus, the national flower of Malaysia, has another name, Rosemallow. In fact, there are about 200-220 species of this flower plant that belongs to the Malvaceae group.

 This species peculiar to Malaysia is the hibiscus rosa-sinensis or the Chinese hibiscus. It’s called Bunga Raya by Malaysians. By the way, hibiscus is also the state flower of Hawaii. How nice.



1. Chearlie - April 8, 2007

The hibiscus is the National flower of Malaysia????
Hibiscus is a very pretty flower
I wish SIngapore was full of Hibiscus……

2. asianpixmen - April 8, 2007

Ask your government to plant hibiscus. Your country’s weather and soil are the same as Malaysia’s.

There should be no problem for hibiscus to grow in abundance over in Singapore.

3. Laibeus Lord - October 1, 2007

Hmm.. depending on what you meant by “peculiar” 😉 It is a common flower in the Philippines, we call it in Filipino as “Gumamela” and is heavily used for herbal purposes. 🙂

We also use it to create long-lasting “bubbles” which the kids (and adults for that matter) really enjoy 🙂 It makes everyone “smile”.

😀 Great choice for Malaysia!

4. asianpixmen - October 3, 2007

Great story, Libeus. Thanks for sharing it with us.

5. popilouy - March 17, 2008


6. Kyawt Darly Lin - July 6, 2008

I want to know that why is Hibiscus national flower of Malaysia.

7. asianpixmen - July 8, 2008

Apart from being one of the most beautiful flowers in Malaysia, hibiscus is also easy to grow and it grows well almost anywhere in the land.

There are so many species of hibiscus and most of them are very colourful. The colours reflects the diversity of the land and the richness of the place.

8. Kate - March 13, 2010


That is so kind of you to allow dl..very much appreciated.

The Hibiscus is very beautiful.

I don’t need an image but there will be many who do.

9. dean - October 5, 2010

your images sucks.

10. kuchi - August 4, 2011

wow is it beautiful. who dun like this tey are not malaysian

kuchi - August 4, 2011

it is lovely flower

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