We used to play with hibiscus flowers when we were young. We tucked the flower on our hair and danced the hula. We also played "pretend house" or "pretend store" We used the hibiscus flowers for pretend soup. It has a sticky juice when sliced and then we pretended to eat. No wonder we were so skinny. We were just pretending to eat. We had white, yellow, orange, pink, red with white stripes, purple and crimson, red and white, red and yellow hibiscus flowers. We called it tapulanga.