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.
Sinningia speciosa Nees - Gloxinia
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.
Evergreen shrub. Branches erect. Leaves green, alternate or subverticilate, 6-21 x 2.5 cm, limb oblong, coriaceu, top acuminata, edge entire, nervatiune pinnate. Flowers arranged in terminal panicule, small flowers, hermaphrodite
Dracaena marginata Lemarck
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.
Geranium pratense - beak stork
Herbaceous perennial, stems pubescent, erect, branched dichotomy. Leaves opposite, the parties to lobate-acute, 5-7 lobed, margin evening. Flowers symmetric radiator Corola blue-purple, 5 petals obovata, 2 cm, 5 sepa lanceolata, mucronata, ovary superior, 10 stamens united at the base. Blooms in June-August.
Deciduous tree, native (Romania), 15 m high. The stem is often crooked, irregular. Crown rare, bright, large and irregular. Bark is thick, deeply wrinkled, forming a cracked ritidom in rectangular plates, dark brown.
Aquilegia atrata Koch
Herbaceous perennial. Rhizome thick, vertically or diagonally. Stem erect, branched, pubescent, green or red-purple shades, 30-80 cm high. Leaf sectors lobate 3 lobes or parts, green on the upper face and green on the lower glauca
Acca sellowiana is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub, a native of South America, is now widely grown in the tropics and warm climates as an ornamental, and for its fruit. In late spring it produces quantities of flowers with proeminent red stamens and pinky-white edible petals. After flowering, the foliage can be hard pruned into any shape.