Popular names: English - Red-edged Dracaena, Madagascar Dragon-Tree, Hawaii - money tree.
Dracaena marginata Lemarck is an evergreen species native to Madagascar, was imported into Europe in the XVII century. Bush by 6 m high, formed more vertical stems. Leaves arranged spiral, simple, Sesia, entire, linear, evergreen, green with reddish margins, 15-45 x 0,7-3 cm; nervatiuni parallel. Flowers arranged in panicule with bractei lanceolata on the basis of each branch; Corola gamopetala, tubular, 1,3-1,8 cm long, white. Fruit Baca, yellow-orange, globe.
Growth rate - slowly.
Exhibitions prefer sunny, but not direct sun or in semi-shade. During spring-summer be watered profusely, taking care that the leaves be sprayed every day. Winter watering is reduced. Indicated it was wet in the saucer under the pot, because notwithstand waterlogged soil. The most appropriate is to get wet only when the soil is dry surface.
Minimum temperature should not fall below 10-12 ° C. The ideal temperature is between 18 and 24 ° C.
Adapters is 2-3 years, sfarzitul spring or summer. Ideal substrate consists of peat and pumice stone to greater drainage. The vessel must be only a larger number than the last.
Fertilizeaza with liquid fertilizer is based on iron. During spring-summer fertilizeaza twice a month. Newly transplanted plants not fertilizeaza.
The plant is positioned near the radiator or other heat source, and close air currents.
Deficiency or excess light or water can cause the fall leaves and mold.
Dracaena marginata is not clipped, to remove only the dried leaves, cut with a knife disinfected tissue to prevent infection.
Propagation by cuttings or seeds. Cuttings are taken from plan mother of lateral branches, to be 10 cm long, clean the leaves. The base is treated with hormones rizogeni seedlings and planting in the substrate based on peat and sand. The vessel is covered with a transparent plastic bag. The vessel is placed in full light, at a temperature of 20-25 ° C. Substrate to keep moist. After leaf emergence means that the new plant has roots and can remove the plastic bag.
Dracena suffering from mold to the parcel, which attacks the trunk of weakening it.
Is sensitive to red Tropilaelaps attack, which produces yellowing leaves.
Cultivation and Varieties: 'Colorama', 'Tricolor'.
Neil G. Odenwald. James R. Turner - Identification, Selection, and Use of Sothrn Plants - Claitor's Law Books and Publishing, 2006
Nico Vermuelen - Encyclopedia of House Plants - Routledge, 1999
W. Arthur Whistler - Tropical Ornamentals - Timber Press, 2000
Evergreen shrub, 1.2 m high. Strain with 4 edges. Leaves opposite, membranous, soft, dark green upper side and reddish on the underside, nervatiune obvious, limb oblong-lanceolata, margin entire, top acute, base cuneata, 8-12 x 20-30 cm. Cime axillary inflorescences. Calyx with 4 SEPA.
Agapanthus species. Cultivation and maintenance
Aptenia cordifolia Schwantes
Aptenia cordifolia - Prostate species, evergreen, native to southern Africa. Leaves opposite, petiolate, ovat-cord, edge entire, 1-3 cm long. Flowers solitary, terminal or axillary, short pedunculate, 1 cm diameter, 4 sepa unequal petals united at the base, pink to purple, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-August. Fruit capsule, obconica, 4 valves, 1 cm long.
Evergreen shrub, 3-4 m high. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, palmately-compound, with 7.9 Folio, coriacee, folio obovata, glabra, margin entire, nervatiune pinnate, petiole thin, 12-15 cm long. Blossom terminal, glabra, 20 cm long, flowers arranged in umbele raceme, 0.7-1 cm in diameter, pedicel 5.8 mm long. Fruit drupe, ovoid, orange, 5 x 4 mm.
Trees and shrubs
Capparis spinosa L. - caper
Undergrowth, with root wood and lignificate stems at the base, erect in the basal portions. Leaves alternate, two stipele turned into thorns, persistent or obsolete, short stalks, oval or subrotund language, edge entire, flashy, green-glauca. Flowers solitary, peduncle long in upper leaf axilla; calyx of 4 sepa green, Corola of 4 white petals, stamens many red-purple color.
Melia azedarach L.
Name the genre, Melia, derived from Greek and 'azedarach', the Persian word and means 'noble trees'.
Popular name: English: bread tree, Persian lilac, China berry; Nepal: bakaino, Tibet: smag sing.
Distrubuire - in Nepal at around 700-1700 m altitude village in Iran Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Bhutan and China.
Carpinus betulus - hard wood shaft with durable but less humid conditions. Suprta trimming and better suited for bonsai training.
Aesculus hippocastanum - common horsechestnut
Aesculus hippocastanum - is used in parks and gardens, the tree line, solitary or in groups. The flowers are bees, and seeds contain starch, protein, tannin, saponin and edible oil, which can be manufactured soap, technical oil, glue, medicines. Species not produce forest wood is of poor quality.
Bletilla are easy to grow, to shady borders, where they make a handsome textural combination with ferns.
Commelina communis - grows naturally in East Asia, prefer shade and moist forests in 0-6000 altit.
Commelina genus species is often confused with species of the genus Tradescantia, both belonging to the same family, Commelinaceae. Commelina flowers genre has two large petals and a small petal, flowers from three species of Tradescantia petals are equal in size.
Areca catechu L.
Popular names - English: Areca, Areca-nut, betel nut palm, French: cachou falling within subheading, Arequier, German: Betelnusspalme, Guam: pugua, India: Pan, Spanish: catechou hand, Yap: bu.
Areca catechu - originating in eastern Africa, southern Asia and the Pacific Islands. Grows in tropical climates at altitudes from 0 to 900 m.
Herbaceous perennial. Rhizome long, soft, or short and nodosa. Stem 1 m tall, sterile stems short. Leaves alternate, short stalks, lamina linear - ovata, margins entire, nervatiune parallel. Blossom terminal umbela-loose.
Herbaceous perennial, rustic. Rhizome with roots beam. Nastriforme leaves, gathered in bouquets. Raceme blossom or panic, small bracts, perianth campanulata, tepale united at the base, ovata, yellow or orange, 6 stamens attached to corolla tube, ovary inferior. Fruit capsule dehiscence.