The Question and Answer section for Purple Hibiscus is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think this is in chapter 11. Aunty Ifeom visits her in the hospital.
The purple hibiscus represents freedom and uniqueness.
Mama's figurines represents acceptance and silence.
Palm branches symbolize victory.
The coming "rains" at the novel's conclusion are symbolic of hope.
Papa (Eugene) runs several factories in Nigeria, and is also a newspaper publisher.