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Why Hibiscus (Chinese Rose) is called the flower of death

It is difficult to find a more beautiful and healthy plant than hibiscus. This shrub is very easy to grow indoors. It has been popular for decades and pleases its owners with intense and abundant flowering.

Numerous evil omens associated with this plant attribute him to energetic vampirism and bringing unhappiness into the house. A new name for hibiscus - the flower of death. Is hibiscus so dangerous? How to treat him in different countries?

Flower of death

Today there is a fashion to attribute magical properties to some plants. And usually these properties are harmful to humans. Ivy, calla and even hibiscus fell into disgrace. It is believed that hibiscus or Chinese rose attracts death to the house.

If the Chinese rose blooms unexpectedly, then someone living in the house must die. And if a flower suddenly drops its leaves, a misfortune or serious illness awaits people in the house.

How true are all these stories? Most likely, something similar happened, perhaps, that repeatedly. But it is impossible to name these signs of the people. After all, national signs are formed for centuries.

Hibiscus in the Soviet years and earlier was a very popular plant, it could be found in almost any apartment. Then no one noticed anything bad about him. Therefore, it is safe to say that such a name is not justified by hibiscus.


Another unpleasant name of the Chinese rose is burnet. In all likelihood, this name is associated with a bright red shade of flowers. Why do they have such a color? Not otherwise, the plant drinks the blood of its owners!

Of course, the accusation of an innocent hibiscus in vampirism is contrived. After all, hibiscus is not only a real, but even an energy vampire.

Next to hibiscus, any plants grow beautifully, and people, even very sensitive to energy, do not notice any changes. Therefore, do not blame the flower for its own failures and misfortunes. After all, the plant is not to blame.

Bad omens

Most of the bad signs associated with the Chinese rose came to us from Europe, although hibiscus was grown there already in the 18th century. Europeans believe that in a house where hibiscus grows, there can be no good relations between spouses. Not only that, some attribute the flower the ability to break families, and the black sorcerers use it in their spells for celibacy.

Hibiscus in other countries

If Europe declared war on hibiscus, it does not mean that other nations treat it the same way. In Argentina, for example, this flower is very popular and loved by everyone. He is willingly kept in apartments, and many have 2-3 varieties each.

In Haiti, hibiscus is a symbol of the island. They grow it under the open sky, decorate themselves with its inflorescences and give them to tourists. And in Malaysia, hibiscus is considered a national treasure. It is famous for whole parks, where many thousands of these plants grow.

In India, they are not afraid that the rose will bring misfortune in marriage. There, these flowers are woven into wedding wreaths.

Useful properties of the flower

In addition to the beauty of hibiscus is a medicinal plant. In eastern countries, its petals dried and brewed tea, which reduced pressure and had a beneficial effect on the heart and blood vessels. So in modern Egypt, two species of hibiscus are grown on plantations - Sudanese and Luxor rose. From their petals prepare tea karkade, which is exported.

Arabs have long used hibiscus seeds for seasoning and as an additive to coffee.. They considered this an excellent way to improve well-being and appetite.

While in the apartment, hibiscus produces volatile, killing some pathogenic bacteria. That is why, in spite of numerous signs, it’s not at all dangerous to keep this flower, but very useful.