Scientific name - Lampranthus aurantiacus
Popular names - bush ice.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from South Africa.
Description - succulent species, perennial. Stems erect becoming prostrate with time, 30-45 cm long. Leaves evergreen, semi-cylindrical, green-glauca, 3 cm long. Yellow or orange flowers, 5 cm long. Fruit capsule.
Growth rate - Moderate.
Tolerances - can tolerate temperatures to -7 ° C when dried.
Requirements - well-drained soils, sunny exhibitions.
Propagation - by cuttings and seeds. Seedlings 8-10 cm in early spring, is held to dry for three days after which the cut is given with a pinch rizogen which favor the formation of roots and put into the ground with sand juicy.
Cultivars - & lsquo; Glaucus' with bright yellow flowers;
'Gold Nugget' with orange flowers;
'Sunman' with golden-yellow flowers.
Properties and Uses - used as an ornamental species for rocarii.
Curiosity - Lampranthus derived from Greek, meaning bright, and 'Anthem' = flower.
Cactus and succulent plants
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.
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.
Rhipsalis grandiflora Haworth 1819
Rizomatoase two perennial species (Epimedium pubigerum and Epimedium alpinum) originating from southern Europe. Stem erect, to 25-38 cm tall, round, smooth, horizontal rhizome. Decidue or semi-evergreen leaves, cordiforme, acuminata, cilia-soirees, petiolate, 13 cm long, green becoming bronze in the fall, Pendente
Stylosa Phuopsis annual herbaceous plant, native to eastern Turkey and northern Iran, used as an ornamental species.
Verbascum blattaria - Herbaceous biennial, glabra bottom of the stem and glandular hairs towards the top, grows spontaneously in the desert and the hot side of cultivated fields, rivers and channels, up to 800 m altitude.
Genus Felicia was named the Cassini AHG in 1818 by Felix, a German official at Regensburg who died in 1846.
Felicia amelloides first cinerary amelloides was named by Linnaeus in 1763 and in 1894 named Felicia amelloides.
Cassia angustifolia - ornamental shrub, belongs to the family Fabaceae, native of northern Africa.
Cucumis sativus L. - cucumber
Herbaceous annual, monoecious, climbing, 1-4 m. Leaves alternate, palmate-lobate, lobes acute and angulosi-toothed, 7-20 x 7-15 cm, scabrous, 5-20 cm long stalks. Flowers unisexuat-mono, pentamere, calyx Vilos, 5 sepa narrow-triangular, 0.5-1 cm long; Corola campanulata, yellow-gold petals 2 cm long
Saxifraga squarrosa - endemic sub-species of sub-Eastern Alps, grows on limestone rocks and debris, from 1200 m to 2500 m altitude.
Evergreen ornamental plant of the Theaceae family, native from Eastern Asia, its origin is still controversial, being considered by some as species indigenous from Japonia and, by others, from China. It was introduced into Europe by the Portuguese in 1542 and soon spread to Spain, England, France and Italy; into United States at the beginning of the 18th century, and in Australia during the mid 19th century.