Red Leaf Cranberry Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella)
Red Leaf Cranberry Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella)

Red Leaf Cranberry Hibiscus (Hibiscus acetosella)

Regular price $12.95

Live Red Leaf Cranberry Hibiscus Plant
Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

Red Leaf Cranberry Hibiscus, also known as False Roselle or African Rosemallow  is a tall upright growing perennial herb.  It produces brilliantly colored edible leaves that have a crisp, light and tart flavor.  The deep purple leaves are a nutritious and vibrant addition to salads or stir fries, and are often thought of and prepared as a vegetable.

Cranberry Hibiscus would serve wonderfully as a hedge in any garden, growing tall, wide, and full of ornamental branches and deep red hibiscus flowers.  Medicinally, leaves and flowers are a rich source of Vitamin C and antioxidants. 

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Can I pick up my order at the nursery? 
Use code LOCALPICKUP at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time HERE. If the appointment is confirmed, you're good to go.  If it is denied, we will ask you to reschedule and provide an alternative day/time.  There are no same day pickups.  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial shrub

Flowering & Harvest Season: Reddish-purple, trumpet shaped, 2-inch wide flowers appear in late-Fall through Winter. Foliage can be harvested year-round.

Mature Size: 3-5 ft tall and wide

Soil & Moisture: Fertile, fast-draining soil; Water the cranberry hibiscus when the top 2 to 3 inches of soil becomes dry. Water the surrounding soil to a depth of 8 to 10 inches using a garden hose. Never allow the soil to become soggy

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-11

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.