With its enchanting red-purple blooms, Maga Colorada has won the hearts of many plant lovers. Being mainly spread in Puerto Rico, this flowering tree delights locals and tourists.
Commonly known as Maga, Maga Colorada, Flor de Maga, or Puerto Rican Hibiscus, Thespesia grandiflora is a flowering tree native to the humid mountains of Puerto Rico. This tree has a cultural significance for local inhabitants and is widely distributed throughout the island. Flor de Maga typically reaches a height of 65 feet (20 m) and is usually grown for ornamental purposes. The tree blooms with distinctive dark purple or red blooms in summer. The flower has 5 big petals and one firm stamen in the middle. The foliage has a broad shape and a smooth texture. It’s deep green in color and has a pointed tip.