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
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.
Environmental problems of herbal apartment
Plants suffering physiological changes to adapt to climate change.
This is the time when plants suffer transported inside a time of stress. This exchange of environmental condition than growth, flowering, fruit production and in worst cases, can cause plant wilting.
Hedychium coronarium - white ginger
Herbaceous perennial, 1-1.5 m inaltme, fleshy rhizome. Leaves alternate, decidue, language sessile 28-40 x 4.7 cm, narrow elliptic, apex long-acuminata, the acute glabra on top, the furry bottom steps. Flowering 4.10 x 3.6 cm. Bractei persistent ovat-triangulation, green, 4-7 x 2-4 cm, margins membranous.
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.
Rosmarinus officinalis L.
Evergreen shrub, 50 - 300 cm, stem erect, latita to the very ramified, in the lower trunk bark is exfoliating in longitudinal strips, dark brown. The leaves are coriacee, persistent, Sesia, linear
Catalpa bignonioides - deciduu tree, a native of south-eastern United States in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. Cultivated as an ornamental tree.
Ilex perado - small tree, port pyramidal, evergreen. Originally from the Canary Islands, dense forests grow in the Aqua Garcia, in association with Apollonias barbujana, Arbutus canariensis, Laurus Azores, Myrsine canariensis, Ocotal foetens, Persea indica, Prunus Lusitania subsp. hixa, Visna mocanera.