Cyclamen is a houseplant belonging to the family of primrose.
Homeland – The Mediterranean coast of southern Europe. Cyclamen grows from fibrous round or flattened tubers. From the upper tuber cavity, flowers and heart-shaped leaves are formed.
Cyclamen flowers have a variety of colors: red, white, pink, yellowish, etc.
With good care, cyclamen can live for several years and form more and more numerous flowers every year.
Cyclamens with many flowers and buds begin to appear in flower shops from the first days of September. When buying, make sure that the leaves are not damaged, the color of the leaves is juicy and saturated. It is better to buy cyclamen with flowers that have not yet opened. The tuber of the plant should protrude 2-4 cm above the ground.
If the color of the cyclamen leaves is pale, this is a sign of excessive watering. When overflowing, tubers and petioles of cyclamen can easily rot. At the first signs of waterlogging, cyclamen is placed in a dry, ventilated place, damaged leaves should be removed. The cyclamen is watered by pouring water into the pan. Continue reading
Flowers are essential in the culture of most peoples. Somewhere they are used for decoration, somewhere they serve as a sign of attention, and somewhere they are completely revered, as, for example, in some countries of Africa. It would seem that these are just plant propagation organs, but humanity has made a real cult of them, and for many hundreds of years, in most parts of the Earth, a bouquet of flowers has served as a universal gift.
1. The smallest flower in the world, belonging to the duckweed family, has a diameter of only 1 millimeter. The largest flower on the planet boasts a tropical plant of Arnold’s rafflesia – with a diameter of 91 centimeters, it weighs about 11 kilograms.
2.White colors do not exist – in fact, they are colorless, that is, they do not have any color pigments and simply reflect sunlight. Black pigment also does not exist in the world of colors – the color can be either dark red or deep purple. Continue reading
Now there are more than 30 thousand varieties of roses. Several of them deserve attention because of their uniqueness – an unusual color or size. It is believed that roses can be of all colors and shades, except black and blue. This is due to the fact that they do not have the corresponding pigments. Some breeders see this statement as a challenge and try to bring out blue and black roses. And the first steps have already been taken in this direction.
BLACK TURKISH ROSES
Black roses Today in the shops you can find roses of any color, including black and blue. But most often these beauties are grown in greenhouses and stained artificially. However, in the vicinity of the Turkish village of Halfeti, natural black roses grow. These are one of the rarest and most expensive flowers in the world. Nowhere else on the globe do such roses grow and cannot grow. Only here, thanks to the unique soil composition, burgundy roses darken and turn black during their flowering period. So far, no chemist has been able to repeat the chemical composition of this soil. Continue reading