The birthplace of this plant is South America, Asia, Africa and the islands of the Malay archipelago. Currently, more than 2000 garden forms obtained through selection are known. Begonias were discovered in the 17th century by the naturalist Charles Plumier during an expedition to the Antilles and named after the governor of San Domingo, Michel Begon (1630-1710).
Begonias are a large and rather popular group of houseplants.
Begonias differ in the nature of growth: from bushy, up to 5 m high with lignified shoots to grassy, ground cover, with creeping, creeping and drooping shoots. Begonia leaves are diverse in shape, size and color: from simple, asymmetric or round, to complex, consisting of 5-10 leaves: from small, one or two kopek coins, to large, the size of a large burdock.
The edges of the leaves are whole, serrate, deeply dissected, in some species decorated with double or triple fringe. Continue reading
The birthplace of Anthurium is the tropics of South America. Among a huge number of representatives of the genus there are epiphytes, vines and herbaceous plants.
Anthurium inflorescence is an ear wrapped in a brightly colored leaf. Anthuriums bloom for a long time. Sometimes up to 3 months. The plant blooms indoors mainly during the summer, but some types of anthurium can bloom most of the year, provided that they are kept at a temperature of 22-25 ° C.
The unique appearance of a houseplant emphasizes the sophistication of interiors made in the styles of past eras: Art Nouveau, Baroque, Empire style.
Anthurium is a heat-loving plant, so it needs a high air temperature. In summer, it should not fall below 20-27 ° C, in winter – not lower than 15-17 ° C Continue reading
More than 4000 years ago, the ancient Egyptians, who first thought of it, began to grow flowers Gardening and floriculture in the Middle Ages was an honor. People who showed disrespect for this work were severely punished: a flower garden or garden destroyer was chained to a shameful pillar, they could burn his toes or, like a thief, cut off his hand, and then forever be expelled from their native lands. Before the advent of modern material in life jackets, sunflower stalks were used. The ancient Arab legend of a bright yellow color. In 612, Mohammed began a war against the Israelis, at which time his wife Aishan left home. She met with a young man while her husband was not around. Mohammed was told about the betrayal of his wife, but he did not believe it. Then people advised to give her red roses, if they turn yellow – Aishan is unfaithful. Continue reading