Scientific name - Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poellnitz
Popular names - Christmas Kalanchoe, Flaming Katie.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from China and Madagascar.
Description - Juicy species, perennial, native to Madagascar, was introduced in Europe in 1920. The species is named after Robert Blossfeld. Undergrowth of 40 cm height. Leaves simple, opposite, succulent, elliptic to ovata, the strains are from the top of Blong-lanceolata, 2-10 cm long, red margin, crenate, glabra. Mugurele flowers is 11 mm. Cime flowers arranged in dense terminal or axillary, the flowers are bisexual, calyx of 4 sepa green, 5 x 2 mm tube Corola of 4 petals united, corolla tube 10 mm, 5 mm petals, colored, blooming from January to April but can flourish and all year. Pollination is fafold by birds and insects. Fruit follicles, 8x2 mm.
Growth rate - slowly.
Requirements - sandy soil, well drained, sunny or partly sunny with exhibitions.
Management - If kept in a room and the regular watering, will grow but will not inflorii. To thrive it needs to be held in winter to 10 ° C and wash once every 20 days. Do not ever wet the leaves. The fertilizeaza to 15-20 days, too much fertilizer causes the strain to alungeasca. The transvazeaza after blooming. Flowers wilted cut to ensure a longer flowering. Do not keep near radiators or other heat sources.
Propagation - by seeds or seedlings.
Pests and diseases - too much humidity can cause staining of leaves, the plant needs good air circulation.
Properties and Uses - plant may be used for borduri, rocarii.
It is toxic to animals.
Myth, Legend and Folklore --
Michael E. Peterson, Patricia A. Talco - Small Animal Toxicology - Saunders, 2006
Nico Vermeulen - Encyclopedia of House Plants - Routledge, 1999
Urs Eggli - Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants - Springer, 2005
W. Arthur Whistler - Tropical Ornamentals - Timber Press, 2000
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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.
Succulent plants - overview
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958
Manure for such plants must be done with fertilizer rich in phosphorus and potassium.
Nitrogen should be given in limited quantities, that stimulates plant growth, weakens tissues and increases perspiration. Manure must be made during late winter to spring to stimulate growth and flowering.
Corryocactus quadrangularis F. Ritter 1958
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Compositions with Camelia, Azalea and Hyacinthus
Camellia, Rhododendron and Hyacinthus - a simple way to celebrate spring is to cultivate these species.Brilliant blue of Hyacinthus "Blue Skies" with Hyacinthus 'Hollyhock', Rhododendron 'Vuyk's Warriors "and Camellia japonica' CM Wilson 'double pink flowers on a dark green background provided by Hedera helix' Heron's Foot" and Cymbalaria muralis "globosa "grown in terracotta pots on the balcony or terrace, without the need of transfer for several successive years.
Bellium artrutxensis sp.nov. Balearic Islands
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.
Flourensia cernua - tarbush
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Orobanche portoiliciana A. Pujadas & MB Crespo
Herbaceous species, stem 15-34 cm tall neramificata air, branched underground stem. Thin air stem, 7-12 mm diameter base, whitish at first glabra, glandular Vilos-time, 0.3 mm long hairs. Basal leaves 4.10 x 4.8 mm, triangulation until lanceolata, nested, leaves stems 8-14 x 2-5 mm length
Alnus incana (L.) Moench - white alder
Mano tree or shrub that can reach 20 m, with stem often crooked, crown with branches thick, upward, lush foliage, lujerii in young gray, pubescent. Bark smooth, shiny, whitish gray, the old copies, to the base with shallow cracks. Wide elliptical leaves up to ovata, by 4.10 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, rounded to the double needle and lobe, pointed, gray green face, white inside gray, furry, ready alternative.