Popular names - fuchsias, fuchsia.
Distribution and Habitat - originating in the center and south America and New Zealand.
Description - leaves opposite, or verticil every 3.5 leaves, simple, and with the parties they lanceolata, 1-25 cm long, evergreen or decidue. Flower swing; 4 sepa long, thin, short petals 4, ovary inferior. Fruit 5-25 mm, green-reddish, red or purple, edible. Seeds numerous.
Growth rate - fast.
Tolerant - do not tolerate high summer heat and humidity.
Fuchsia is morning sun and shade the day. Excessive exposure to sun can fade the color of flowers. Fuchsia blooms on young tree to encourage growth of new branches is Ciupe branches with more than two pairs of leaves, blooms in 12 weeks after pinching branches. After months of April the plants are no longer Ciupe.
Management - tuturoarea plants.
Propagation - by seeds, the couples choose fruit and remove the seeds, is preparing a wet substrate, well drained, the seeds are deposited on the surface by gently pushing to get in contact with the substrate. The substrate must be treated with a fungal cid against Botritis. Place the casserole in a transparent plastic to maintain a high humidity. After emerging new plant starts to apply liquid fertilizers every two weeks. When plants were 10-15 cm tall, can replant.
The seedlings in March, are planted in sand in semi-shade or shade, the wet than twice a week or daily if they are planted on hard wood, roots should aibe place in winter and spring can be clipped; needs protection in winter. Seedlings should be green and aibe 3 pairs of leaves, cut just below the third pair and planting.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Annaba' Beacon 'Billy Green', 'Dark Eyes', 'Pink Galore', 'Marcus Graham', 'The President'.
Diseases and pests - Aculops fuchsiae.
Properties and Uses - In South America, crushed petals of Fuchsia is used for culinary and medicinal herbs, fruit juices were used for obtaining skin.
Anne Swithinbank - The Greenhouse Gardener - Frances Lincoln, 2006
Keith Kirsten - Gardening - Puvlishers Struik, 2001
Shane Smith - Greenhouse Gardener's Companion - Fulcrum Publishing, 2000
Gardenia jasminoides - Gardenia
Shrub or small tree, growing 1-15 m tall. Leaves glossy, evergreen, opposite, coriacee, oval or elliptical, dark green, 7-10 cm long. Large solitary flowers, double or semiduble, white, 5.12 cm diameter. Bloom from May to September.
Kalanchoe eriophylla - was first described by R. Hilsenbeck and W. Bojer, in 1857. Originally from Madagascar, which grows at high altitudes, on rocks.
Kalanchoe eriophylla - epiphytic species, herbaceous perennial, 30 cm height. Decumbenta strain or swing. Leaves opposite, Sesia, in rosettes at the base, language juicy, sub-ovoid, 10-35 x 6-17 mm, pubescent, base truncata or amplexicaule, top obtuse, margin entire or crenata.
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.
Leonotis Leonurus - a species native to southern Africa but cultivated throughout the world as ornamental species in parks and gardens.
Leonotis grecum derived from 'Leon' = lion, and 'Otis' = ear alluding to the shape of the corolla.
Catalpa bignonioides - deciduu tree, a native of south-eastern United States in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Cultivated as an ornamental tree.
Dianthus sylvestris - perennial species, the stem short and woody. Increase the debris, limestone bedrock, from 0 to 2400 m altitude. Species are cultivated as ornamental for rocarii.
Dianthus carthusianorum - carnation field
Herbaceous perennial. Stem erect, simple or branched, 25-65 cm, glabra. Leaves opposite, lamina linear-spatulate, 3-13 cm, green edges glabrata. Blossom dense, 4-15 flowers; bractei lanceolata, equal to or greater than the calyx, herbaceous, 4-6 bracteole, brown, oblong-obovata. Pedicel 0.1-2 mm.
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.