A Few Facts about the Hibiscus:
- The Hawaiian Hibiscus or mao hau hele, is Hawaii’s state flower.
- The Hibiscus is edible and has a tangy citrusy taste. In Mexico, its considered a delicacy and is dried and made into tea, sprinkled on salads, or cooked and then eaten.
- The leaves and flowers can also be made into a paste and used as a natural shampoo. It helps with dandruff and for faster hair growth.
- In Tahiti and Hawaii, women wear a single red hibiscus behind her RIGHT ear to indicate that she is available for marriage. If she wears it behind her LEFT ear, she is either married or in a relationship. In Southern India however, doing this indicates lunacy. Hmmm……perhaps there is a correlation between the two? Just kidding…or am I? 🙂
The Hawaiian Hibiscus Historic Plaque brings the beautiful flower to your home, garden, or Historic site. This would also be the perfect gift or keepsake for a Hawaiian wedding. The Hibiscus Plaque just seems to have the right shape, style, and elegance to give it the look of balance and grace that fits many applications.