Also known as rose mallow, this plant is best known for its beautiful flowers. It develops large, trumpet-shaped flower without scent which consists of five or more petals. Hibiscus is known as "shoe flower" in China because people use hibiscus to polish their shoes. Potted in a white ceramic pot, it will make for a perfect gift for a Scorpio person. # There are over 200 species of hibiscus. # Hibiscus is known as "shoe flower" in China because people use it to polish their shoes.