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Ficus elastica

Ficus elastica

Generalities In nature, ficus elastica is a large tree, which reaches 25-30 meters and develops in the tropical forests of Asia; in pot it has an upright habit, scarcely branched, and reaches 200-300 cm in height over the years; the bark is smooth, brown-gray in color. The leaves are large, up to 25-30 cm, oval, dark green, carried by long rigid petioles; they are shiny, leathery and rigid, at the beginning of their development they appear rolled up inside a reddish sheath, and are characterized by a conspicuous red-vioalcea vein on the underside; aerial roots often develop in the lower part of the stem.

Plant nutritional deficiencies

Plant nutritional deficiencies

When you see a plant in a bad state, perhaps withered and with yellow leaves or a little bit; dry, it is immediately thought that the plant has some disease or has been attacked by some fungus or worse by some insect. Often, however, it is not the fungi and parasites that are the cause of the discomfort of plants but something much simpler and more obvious and therefore easier to underestimate: nutritional deficiencies.

Gardening magazine year 2013

Gardening magazine year 2013

Trees Inside each card on the single plant, you will find some general information, and ... Bulbs In bulbs you will find many articles on the plants of this category, characterized by the similar appearance ... Ortho vegetable garden. Inside you will find numerous ar.

Olive tree

Olive tree

The olive tree is a tree native to Asia Minor, but was already widespread throughout the Mediterranean basin in ancient times. Its presence in Greece and Italy is documented since 3000 BC. Its cultivation is currently widespread in Spain, Italy, France, Greece, North Africa and in much of Western Asia.

Infusions

Infusions

Infusions are herbal preparations in which the extraction of plant active ingredients takes place by immersing parts of the plant in boiling water. In practice, the active plant parts are added after boiling the aqueous solution. The classic infusion is prepared by boiling 200 ml of water for ten or fifteen minutes.

Fences

Fences

Fences are structures that delimit the perimeter and boundaries of a specific outdoor space. These structures are present in numerous private properties, be they simple plots of land or houses with gardens. Fences are therefore one of the hallmarks of private properties.

Grapes

Grapes

Welcome to the section dedicated to grapes, vines and their cultivation. Grapes, the fruit of the vine, have been present on tables since ancient times. The ancient Romans, in fact, loved to feast on grapes. The tables of nobles and emperors were often set with rich plates full of grapes and bunches of grapes.

Grow bulbous plants

Grow bulbous plants

Bulbs and bulbous plants are certainly one of the most popular garden plant categories. Their particular shape and the type of cultivation they require always intrigues many people who approach gardening, while the colors and shapes of the flowers fascinate and conquer those who cultivate these plants even many years after the birth of the passion.

Vertical walls

Vertical walls

Vertical walls, often also called vertical gardens, are a novelty of recent years in the field of gardening. The concept behind these interesting creations is the installation of a garden which, instead of developing horizontally, develops vertically, trying to structurally compensate for all the problems that a vertical development entails.

Magnificent Medinilla

Magnificent Medinilla

Medinilla The magnificent medinilla is an ornamental house plant with large clustered pink inflorescences, which give it an elegant and extremely decorative aspect: hence the nickname "magnificent". This plant is very simple to grow, but it is not much widespread because little is known about its characteristics.

Chamadorea - Chamaedorea elegans

Chamadorea - Chamaedorea elegans

The genus Chamadorea brings together some species of palm trees native to central and southern America; they have slow growth and are very long-lived, with the years they can reach a few meters in height; they have long erect stems, slightly arched, of light green color, which carry at the ends long compound leaves, made up of lanceolate leaves, almost papery to the touch, the general appearance is quite feathery and messy, very similar to bamboo.

African lime - Sparmannia africana

African lime - Sparmannia africana

The African lime tree is a small bush from southern Africa, grown for its decorative leaves and showy flowering. It has large, bright green heart-shaped leaves covered with a soft down, the stems are fleshy and tend to lignify with the growth of the plant; it usually reaches two meters in height, but can grow further if grown in particularly favorable conditions.

Frangipane - Plumeria rubra

Frangipane - Plumeria rubra

Plumeria Frangipani Various kinds of plants belong to the Apocynaceae family, among them the plumeria, also called pomelia or frangipani. Occurring in nature with seven species, many varieties and about 300 hybrids, it is a particularly long-lived shrub, native to the tropical areas of America, in particular the Caribbean ones such as, for example, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico.

Purple velvet - Gynura aurantiaca

Purple velvet - Gynura aurantiaca

The Gynura aurantiaca is an evergreen herbaceous plant native to Indonesia; in nature it reaches considerable dimensions, but in container it usually stays within 40-50 cm of height and width. The stems, semi-woody or herbaceous, are semi-climbing, or hanging, and make the plant very suitable to be grown in hanging baskets.

Two-wheel tractors

Two-wheel tractors

The cultivation of plants and flowers, but also of entire expanses of land, can be really tiring. The application of all soil improvement techniques also requires a lot of effort, attention and meticulous work. In the past, all of these demanding jobs were done by hand or with hand tools.

Ruellia makoyana

Ruellia makoyana

About ten species of evergreen herbaceous plants belong to the genus ruellia, usually small shrubs, originating in central and southern America. R. makoyana is a climber, easy to grow in pots. It has thin, green stems that carry long alternate, oval, dark green leaves; the leaves of ruellia makoyana are velvety, opaque, and have very evident light-colored veins.

Selaginella martensii

Selaginella martensii

General It & 39; a genus that includes many species of herbaceous plants belonging to the fern family, native to Asia, Africa, Australia and the American continent. They have thin fleshy stems, of variable size, but generally contained, completely covered with flaky, waxy and thick leaflets.

Hypoestes phyllostachya

Hypoestes phyllostachya

The Hypoestes phyllostachya is a small semi-woody, evergreen shrub, native to Madagascar; there are about forty species of hypoestes, widespread in southern Africa and southern Asia, but only a few are cultivated as ornamental plants. It has small, very ramified stems, generally with a prostrate bearing, and reaches 20-25 cm in height; the thick leaves are oval, very thin and delicate, green with variegations and dots of various colors, depending on the variety, from white to pink, from purple to red; there are numerous cultivars with particularly bright colors.

Singonium - Syngonium podophyllum

Singonium - Syngonium podophyllum

General It & 39; a genus that includes some species of small evergreen, semi-climbing shrubs, native to central-southern America. The rigid semi-woody stems, which develop up to 150-200 cm, bear large, heart-shaped, pointed, shiny and waxy leaves; the leaves of syngonium podophyllum are light green, mottled or variegated with white, yellow, dark green; there are numerous hybrids, even with pink or orange leaves.

False ivy - Fatshedera lizei

False ivy - Fatshedera lizei

Fatshedera lizei is an intergeneric hybrid, cultivated for the first time in France in the early 1900s; born from the hybridization of Fatsia japonica X Hedera helix. It is an evergreen climber, quite vigorous, which reaches 90-100 cm in height, but only if leaning against a support, as it does not have the roots of the ivy, more often it keeps itself as a small shrub; it has thin, fleshy, semi-woody, not very branched stems, which bear large, dark green, leathery and shiny five-lobed leaves, with long flexible petioles; in autumn it produces small greenish flowers.