Scientific name - Euphorbia pulcherrima
Popular names - poinsetia, Stella di Natale.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Mexico.
Description - shrub, 20-50 cm high. Decidue leaves, oval, 10-15 cm long needle, or pointed. Flowers small, yellow-green, surrounded by bracts 15-20 cm long, red, pink or white.
Tolerances - not tolerate too hot environments, usacte and poorly lit, leaves turn yellow and fall.
Requirements - ambient light, even in full sun, moist. Grows well at 22 °C maximum temperature and minimum 15 °C. Temperatures can rise and lower, but not stand frost. Plants should be kept away from cold air currents, heat sources and temperature fluctuations. Substrate composed of peat, and sand in equal parts mranita. After flowering, which may keep2 months, loses bracteele and reinfloreste hard the second time, so good that after losing bracteelor plants be cut to 3-5 cm from the base is kept in environments with low temperature, light and allow to dry land . In March and April can restart wetting decant into a pot with new soil. To promote better flowering is that plants will be held for 14 hours at 10 o'clock darkness and light, for at least 8 weeks.
Management - is fertilizeaza with liquid fertilizer every 2 weeks during the winter, potassium and phosphorus. The wash every 2-3 days with little water.
Plastic or paper wrappings are removed. Ethylene can cause leaf roll.
Propagation - by period of rest when buds appear, you can make seedlings of 8-10 cm. To stop the latex is immersed in warm water or carbon powder, and treated the seedlings with hormones that stimulusEZE root. Are planted in pots with peat and grit. Ties takes place after 3-4 weeks.
Juicy perennial species, rizomatoasa. Leaves basal, linear, cylindrical, fleshy, 10-15 cm long. Floral stem is 45 cm long. Blossom flowers made up of 40-50 cm, arranged in Raceme 15-30 cm long.
Plants with succulent stems, leaves and flowers unisexuate asymmetric, long pedunculate, grouped dichaziu terminal. ♂ flowers usually are obsolete, consisting of 4 petals oval, two of which are shorter, the ♀ consist of 4 petals equal, persistent.
Sinningia speciosa Nees - Gloxinia
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958
Cyclamen persicum is a tuberous perennial species, originated in Persia. Cordiforme leaves, 2-14 cm long, dark green, mottled with silver, long petiole. Flowers axillary, solitary, 5 petals ciclamen reflected color, red, white, purple, floral stem of 5-15 cm tall, blooming from late winter to early spring. Fruit capsule.
Cardamine bulbifera - herbaceous species, perennial. Hailing from Europe and Asia Minor, grow on fertile soils, limestone, 200 to 1800 m altit., In association with Coryllus avellana, Carpinus betulus, Crataegus laevigata, Fraxinus excelsior, Quercus robur, ursinum Allium, Carex pendula, Hyacinthoides non- scripta, Mercurialis perennis, Lamiastrum galeobdolon.
Alnus cordata - alder of Corsica
Alnus cordata is a deciduuous tree, native to Italy and Corsica, occurs naturally in poorly drained soils, in semi-shade. The plant can tolerate maritime exposure, dry conditions as well as a dusty atmosphere. Is cultivated as ornamental trees in gardens and parks.
Tribulus terrestris - the old woman's teeth
Herbaceous annual, prostrata, with branches 80 cm long. Paripenat-compound leaves, 4-8 folio, oblong folio, 4.12 x 4 mm. Sepa 2-4 mm long. Petals 3.6 mm long. Stigma pyramidal-elongated. Blooms in May-September.
Nepeta cataria has similar properties with valeriana, amaro-tonic and sedative antispasmotica.
Nepeta cataria var. citronelol citriodora contains more essential oil used as perfume industry.