The National Flower Of Malaysia is Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis. Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis is a wonderful flower with so many uses but its existence is still unknown. It is usually called Bunga Raya by Malaysian people, Bunga means ‘Flower’ in Malaysian and ‘Raya’ means ‘Big’ in Malaysian. Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis was declared the national flower of Malaysia in 1960 by the Malaysian Prime Minister, Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.
Interesting Facts about Hibiscus rosa-sinensis.
Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis belongs to Malvaceae family and Hibiscus as a genus. It is also known a Chinese rose and is native to East Asia It is a bushy flower with slightly soft petals, it consist of an evergreen shrub that can grow from 2.5m to 5m in height and 1.3m to 3m in wide with shiny leaves. It has 5 petals usually of red in color with orange anther at the center. It is the flower of summer and autumn and can not bear the temperature below 10c. Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis lovers kept this beautiful flower in a glass frame during winter. It is widely cultivated in East-Asia. Hibiscus (genus) have numerous variety species available in a wide range of color including yellow and pink. The flower of rosa-Sinensis are edible and people of the pacific island use it in salads and other dishes. It can be used in finding the pH and it is being used in many skin care products too.
Why Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis is the National Flower of Malaysia?
According to the people of Malaysia, the red color of the flower symbolizes, love, bravery, faith, life, courage and rapid growth Another reason for that rosa-Sinensis is the national flower of Malaysia is that it is found abundantly throughout the country it is highly loved and popular among the people of Malaysia.