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Palm tree, coconut tree or date tree: how to recognize them?

, but a stipe (a kind of large fibrous stem) and palms. The term palm can be used to refer to a wide variety of plants because there are over 2600 species in the world. But, within this large family, only a few species are cultivated for their fruit. It should also be noted that most palms gro ...

18
Nov
2022

The butterwort: an amazing carnivorous plant.

An unknown carnivorous plant. Perhaps you have never heard of the butterwort or pinguicula... and yet, it is a species well-known to carnivorous plant enthusiasts! Less well-known to the general public than the Venus flytrap or the round-leaved sundew, this flowering plant is no less formidable in ...

14
Apr
2023

Hobbies : create a paludarium in 5 questions

is possible to create an environment with 50% water and 50% land, the land parts usually make up a third of the whole, or even less depending on the species you plan to host. 2- What is it for? If you are already an aquarium enthusiast, you will love to create a paludarium because this environm ...

15
Apr
2022

How to make a tropical garden in France ?

tings, the volume of plants and the contrast between foliage. So, to make this corner of your garden truly exotic, don't be afraid to accumulate many species! This type of exotic garden is not ordered like a French garden but should rather give an impression of plant clutter and disorder like in ...

14
Sep
2022

The perpetual vegetable garden: which vegetables to plant?

meaning vegetables that remain in your garden from one year to the next. Unlike annual vegetables that need to be replanted each spring, perennial species regrow every year without the gardener needing to intervene. They are also referred to as "perennial vegetable species". "What are the benefit ...

10
May
2023

Jungle Garden: 5 Plants to Follow This Trend

or even in a jungle garden! In our climate, it is of course preferable to choose a hardy banana plant like the Japanese banana or Musa basjoo. This species of banana plant can withstand cold down to -12°C, or even -15°C. It can grow over 2 meters tall, especially if you provide it with rich soi ...

17
Jan
2024

The Vanoise National Park: a magnificent park in Savoie.

optimal area of ??adhesion. The flora of the park. The Vanoise National Park presents a remarkable richness of flora and fauna. The park's flora consists of 1200 species, including 200 remarkable ones. Alpine flora coexists with oriental and southern species, as well as arctic-alpine species, witnes ...

02
Mar
2011

The Persian shield: a plant with purple foliage

will also be noticed. One of the most beautiful foliage in the natural world Among the plants of the genus Strobilanthes, which includes about 400 species native to tropical and subtropical areas, the species Strobilanthes dyerianus is unquestionably the most spectacular. Indeed, the Persian ...

28
Sep
2022

The mimulus: flowers full of colors.

"They will make you see all the colors." In botany, the genus Mimulus has nearly 180 species of plants that can be annual or perennial and even sometimes shrubby. These flowers in the family Scrophulariaceae (the same family as foxglove and snapdragon) have a variable height (from 30 cm to 1.50 m) ...

29
Mar
2023

Unusual: 3 good sides of mosquitoes.

1- They provide food for many species. With their annoying buzzing and potentially disease-carrying stings, mosquitoes are among the most disliked insects... And yet, like all living species, they have their place and usefulness in nature. The first positive aspect of mosquitoes is that they are a ...

04
Aug
2023

The laburnum: a small tree with a dazzling bloom

in autumn or by semi-linear cuttings in summer. There are several interesting varieties The cytis family, i.e. the genus Laburnum, has only three species. But all of them are interesting in an ornamental garden because they have beautiful blooms and certain advantages. The first species is ...

13
Oct
2021

Forest management: what if France were to take its cue from Portugal?

sufficient. In order to protect our forest massifs from these mega fires, we must also rethink forest management, their development and the choice of species. Forests to be rethought The mega fires that ravaged the Landes forest in July 2022 have barely been brought under control and local autho ...

05
Aug
2022

Garden center purchases: how to choose your plants?

t or a flowering plant that brings color? - Do you have enough time to devote to a plant that requires maintenance or should you opt for a hardy species that requires little care? - Do you have pets or small children in your home who could be poisoned by certain plants? - Do you have ...

05
Oct
2022

Exotic flora: 3 emblematic flowers of Malaysia

spectacular symbol Among the 3 iconic flowers of Malaysia, we must also mention the rafflesia which is the largest flower in the world. One of the species of the genus Rafflesia, the Rafflesia keithii is endemic to Sabah, one of the two East Malaysian states located north of the island of Borneo. ...

23
Nov
2022

Garden: 5 good reasons to plant helianthemums.

mpled petals. Even if the flowers are smaller than those of the cistus, the flowering is abundant and comes in multiple colors depending on the chosen species and variety. Note: the name helianthemum means "flower of the sun" in Greek, because this flower orients itself towards the sun in the same ...

25
Aug
2023

What is the difference between a seedling tree and a grafted tree?

it does not adapt to all types of soil, with some fruit trees having an aversion to overly wet, calcareous, or dry soils. Furthermore, reproducing a species through sowing results in a tree with random physical characteristics. With this method, you are not sure to obtain the same flower color or t ...

06
Oct
2023

Clivia: How to Maintain and Encourage Blooming?

Where should the clivia be placed in the house? The clivia or Clivia miniata is a plant from the Amaryllidaceae family. This species native to South Africa is grown as a houseplant in our climates. To enjoy its beautiful flowering, which lasts several weeks at the end of winter, it is important to ...

15
Feb
2024

The Rice Paper Plant: 5 Things to Know About Tetrapanax papyrifera

known by the names Chinese Rice Paper Plant, Tetrapanax papyrifera, Aralia papyrifera, or Fatsia papyrifera. Tetrapanax papyrifera is the only plant species in the Tetrapanax genus. However, there are several varieties, such as the compact 'Rex' variety and the 'Variegata' variety with cream-spotte ...

19
Feb
2024

How to repot and maintain a mimosa?

What are the particularities of the mimosa? The mimosa is one of 1200 known species of acacia trees worldwide. Like most of them, it is originally from Australia and was imported to Europe by the English in the early 19th century. There are multiple varieties, some of which are suitable for grow ...

20
Feb
2007

The vanilla tree, the plant that produces vanilla

ee'. They are climbing plants native to Mexico and Central America that belong to the Orchidaceae family and the genus Vanilla. This genus has 117 species, of which only three are exploited to produce vanilla: - Vanilla planifolia species, which is the most widespread, produces Bourbon vanilla ...

15
Sep
2010