The Maga Flower

The Maga Flower

 

Maga is closely related to hibiscus but unlike the common hibiscus, the Maga is a tree. The maga is native to Puerto Rico and is grown in tropical climates as an ornamental plant, but it’s valued elsewhere for its durable timber, which is used for furniture.The Hibicus blooms in a wide variety of colors, but it is the red from Montezuma speciosissima which is the official flower of Puerto Rico. You can find it in few countries in the Caribbean and in the South of  Florida. It can reach between 9 to 15 meters high (30 to 50 feets),. The tree blooms with 5 petals red flowers all year long. The Maga flower is also known as “flor de Candelaria” and is considered a Puerto Rican symbol.

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