Scientific name - Schefflera Tree
Schefflera genus was named by JR and Foster, in 1776, in honor of JC Scheffler.
Popular names - cheflera, Dwarf Schefflera, Hawaiian Elf Schefflera.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia.
Description - evergreen shrub, 3-4 m high. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, palmately-compound, with 7.9 Folio, coriacee, folio obovata, glabra, margin entire, nervatiune pinnate, petiole thin, 12-15 cm long. Blossom terminal, glabra, 20 cm long, flowers arranged in umbele raceme, 0.7-1 cm in diameter, pedicel 5.8 mm long. Fruit drupe, ovoid, orange, 5 x 4 mm.
Growth rate - moderate.
Tolerances - not tolerate temperatures below 12 ˚ C.
Requirements - soil moist, well drained with semiumbrite exhibitions. Between watering is allowed to dry land. Ideal temperature is ranging 16-18 ˚ C. The best water for watering is the rain.
Management - is needed to control growth skims crown. It transvazeaza every 2 years, spring. During the vegetation is fertilizeaza to 15-20 days with water by pouring liquid fertilizers. In case of need, the plant is tutoreaza. If the air is too dry, the plant is sprayed every 2-3 days with rain water.
Propagation - by seeds and stem cuttings.
Diseases and pests - Planococcus citri Polyscias.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Cappella Gold' elegant, embroidered with white-yellow leaves, 'Green Golden' Variegata with green leaves, 'Variegata' leaves with yellow and green Panasaschis.
Properties and Uses - is suitable for training bonsailor.
Schefflera tree can cause allergies.
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Plants with succulent stems, leaves and flowers unisexuate asymmetric, long pedunculate, grouped dichaziu terminal. ♂ flowers usually are obsolete, consisting of 4 petals oval, two of which are shorter, the ♀ consist of 4 petals equal, persistent.
Aloe vera Mill.
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.
Trees and shrubs
Davidia involucrata var. involucrata
Arbore pana la 20 m inaltime; coroana la inceput conica apoi devine neregulata, ramuri orizontale. Scoarta gri-maronie. Mugurele terminal are forma ovoida, 6-7 mm lungime, acuminat, rosu-brun inchis. Mugurii laterali 6-8 mm lungime.
Bonsai of Araucaria heterophylla
Nicotiana alata - perennial species, native to Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The genus name 'Nicotiana' was given in honor of Jean Nicot of Villemain, French consul in Lisbon, which in 1560 sent seeds to France.
New species of Betula in China
Tree, strain 25 m high and 60 cm in diameter. Bark dark gray or gray-brown, longitudinal cracks and is exfoliating. Branches reddish brown or gray-brown, densely glandular Vilo and resin. Petiole 1.5-3.0 cm, densely dotted Vilos resin.
Liana Wood, single, semi-evergreen, perennial. Strain gray-brown with prominent lenticele. Leaves alternate, palmately-compound, 5 folio ribbed stipelate. Oblonga call to Foliolele ovat-elliptic, the round, ribbed 4.5 to 10 cm long. Raceme axillary blossom, clocks, male flowers are arranged terminal
Nepeta cataria has similar properties with valeriana, amaro-tonic and sedative antispasmotica.
Nepeta cataria var. citronelol citriodora contains more essential oil used as perfume industry.
Herbaceous perennial. Procumbenta or decumbenta stem, 10-30 x 30-120 cm, with 4 edges, pear. Leaves tri-or tri-lobate penatsectat, lobes linear, 2-3.5 x 2-3 cm, entire or toothed, top obtuse. Flowers solitary in the armpit bracteelor, blue, purple, red-purple, lilac, or white. Calyx tubular, 6-9 mm needle 5 sepa unequal, linear, top acute.