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Raimondi Cove: Discover the Enigma of This Rare Botanical Wonder

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Raimondi Cove Plant (Puya raimondi) is a unique and rare plant that can grow at a high altitude of about 3800 m.
Raimondi Cove Plant (Puya raimondi) is a unique and rare plant that can grow at a high altitude of about 3800 m. It is the largest species of bromeliad, reaching up to 15 meters (50 feet) in height (taller than a five-story building). Raimondi Cove Plant is one of the rarest and strangest plants that looks just like an...

The Famous Octopus Tree of Oregon

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Octopus Tree of Oregon is a huge Sitka spruce situated a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast in United States.
The Octopus Tree of Oregon is a huge Sitka spruce situated a few hundred feet from Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast, in the United States. The massive tree is shaped similar to an inverted octopus with branches growing like giant tentacles from its 50-foot base. The octopus tree has no central trunk. Instead, six candelabra limbs extend horizontally...

The Strange Bottle Tree of Queensland

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The strange Bottle Tree of Queensland is nature's wonderful gift. The Queensland bottle tree "Brachychiton Rupestris" also known as a narrow-leaved bottle tree, It is originally classified in the family Sterculiaceae, within Malvaceae, and is native to Queensland, Australia. Its grossly swollen trunk gives it an astonishing appearance and gives rise to the name. Bottle trees can grow in...

Stevia rebaudiana – An Incredibly Versatile Food Ingredient

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There is no plant that offers as much sweetness as stevia, and no plant produces as safe a sugar substitute for diabetics as Stevia rebaudiana.
Stevia rebaudiana No plant offers as much sweetness as stevia, and no plant produces as safe a sugar substitute for diabetics as Stevia rebaudiana. Stevia syrup is nothing short of fabulous, unlike the fresh and dried leaves. Stevia flowers are preserved in honey by Brazilian visitors to the Herbal Center gardens as a winter medicine. The origins of Stevia can...

Spectacular Yellow Flowering Golden Chain Tree

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Golden Chain Tree (13)
The spectacular springtime show of yellow flowers gives Laburnum its common name Golden Chain Tree or golden rain. But the laburnum also has its dark side, for it is one of the most poisonous trees growing in the British Isles. Like so many of the more colorful trees that grow in Britain. This lovely tree is not native to...

A Rare Sight of Double Tree of Casorzo

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A rare sight of a double tree of Casorzo growing atop another tree Of course, it's not a sight that you get to see every day. But here you can learn about a unique tree growing between Grana and Casorzo in Piemonte, Italy, recognized as the “Double Tree of Casorzo” or Bialbero de Casorzo in Italian. This is a...

Ficus – Most Popular House Plant

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One of the most popular houseplants is the weeping fig, also called Ficus benjamina”, normally just called “ficus”. Though related to the edible fig, it does not bear fruit, but it makes a beautiful display as an indoor plant. Thus, a bushy tree that might grow up to 50 feet in its native Malaya.  It can easily be kept...

Pink Trumpet Tree Tabebuia heterophylla

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The palmately compound, green leaves are evergreen throughout most of its range but may be briefly deciduous as the new leaves emerge.
The eye-catching Pink Trumpet Tabebuia heterophylla Tree grows at a reasonable rate from a slim pyramid when young to a broad silhouette, 20 to 40 feet tall. The palmately compound green leaves are evergreen throughout most of their range but may be briefly deciduous as the new leaves emerge. The showy display of pink or white, bell-shaped blooms appears...

Tabebuia and Handroanthus

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Genus and Family: The genus Tabebuia is native to the Amazon rainforest and other tropical parts of Mexico and Central and South America. It included nearly 100 species of trees commonly known as trumpet trees, named so because of the shape of the flowers. In 2007, about 30 species of trees in Tabebuia were renamed Handroanthus when molecular studies...

The Mind-blowing Giant Groundsels (Dendrosenecio kilimanjari)

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The ancient plants known as Giant Groundsels (Dendrosenecio kilimanjari) are located atop Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. They arose at altitudes above 14,000 feet around a million years ago, where they acquired the capacity to withstand extremely low temperatures. It was formerly known as Senecio kilimanjari; however, a recent reclassification in the Asteraceae family caused some species that were formerly...

How to do Tabebuia Tree Care

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Tabebuia trees are attractive and adjust too many growing conditions. Adding this tree to your landscape is worth as the rewards are great and the care is minimal.
Tabebuia Tree Care The Tabebuia tree is commonly known as the golden trumpet tree. It is semi-evergreen or semi-deciduous shedding foliage for a short period in a late spring tree. Tabebuia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae and is very similar to Tabebuia ochracea. Tabebuia “Handroanthus chrysotrichus synonym Tabebuia chrysotricha,” is the national tree of Brazil....

The Black Sapote – Chocolate Pudding Fruit

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The Black Sapote “Diospyros nigra” is a species of persimmon in the family Ebenaceae. It is also called “chocolate pudding fruit”
The Black Sapote “Diospyros nigra” is a species of persimmon in the family Ebenaceae. It is also called “chocolate pudding fruit” and black snap apple. Black Sapote is a tropical fruit mostly grown in Mexico, Central America, The Caribbean, and Colombia. Sapote means soft edible fruit and has no relation with white sapote or mamey sapote. The tree can...

Maples Leaf (Acer), Grow Nature’s Most Favorite Tree

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Well, everyone knows what a Maples Leaf looks like, right? It is the leaf on the Canadian flags as well, the one that lends its shape to maple sugar candies. Well, yes and no? While most maple leaves do have a three-lobed outline, they vary enormously in size and shape. Therefore, with some the lobes are barely indented with...

Plants to Beat Tight Chests, Insomnia and Colds

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Plants You Need in Your Bedroom to Beat Tight Chests, Insomnia, and Colds. NASA scientists say, that you need to keep plants in your bedroom to beat different diseases, i.e. colds, tight chests, and insomnia. Although plants look very beautiful in gardens scientists maintain that we can reap plenty of health benefits from plants by bringing them indoors. Researchers...

Monstera Albo – The Rare White Monstera

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Monstera Albo is a slow-growing plant, and it can take several years to reach its full size.
If you're looking for a plant that is both rare and unusual, then you should consider growing a Monstera albo. This plant is sure to add interest and intrigue to your home. Have you ever seen a Monstera with white leaves? It's quite a sight to behold! This unique plant, Monstera albo, is one of the most beautiful varieties...

Ginkgo biloba – Traditional Medicine Tree

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Ginkgo biloba during autumn at the Ewing Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Ewing, New Jersey
This family includes a single species, which now survives in the wild in only a small area in southwest China. Ginkgo biloba is a common ornamental in North America. Trees are dioecious with separate sexes, some being female and others being male. Sadly, all other species are going extinct. It is found in fossils dating back 270 million years....

Butcher’s Broom – The Fruits Grow on its leaves

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The mysterious and rarely seen Butcher's Broom, or (Ruscus aculeatus), is a low-growing permanent shrub. It has hard, erect stems and very rigid leaves that lay off on a sharp spine. Thus, from the center of the leaves grow small greenish-white flowers. The flowers flourish in early spring and grow into red berries in autumn. The small red berries...

Spruce – An Evergreen Symmetrical Spire Shape Tree

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Spruces or Picea, are tall, fast-growing evergreen trees with symmetrical spire shapes. You can distinguish them from the fir. They resemble each other in two ways: spruce needles can be rolled between the fingers, whereas the needles of fir and hemlock feel flat. And Picea cones hang from the branches rather than sit on top of them. Spruce is...

Coccoloba gigantifolia – The Largest Leaf in the World

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Coccoloba gigantifolia is an arboreal behemoth that ascends to approximately 49 feet (15 meters) in altitude and bears verdant appendages that can extend up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) in length, with a breadth of 4 ft 7 in (1.40 meters),
Description Coccoloba gigantifolia is a rare and unique plant species that boasts the largest leaf in the world. This magnificent plant belongs to the Polygonaceae family and is native to the rainforests of Central and South America. Coccoloba gigantifolia, also known as the "giant-leaved" sea grape, is a rare and magnificent plant. Its massive leaves can grow up to 3...

Hyperion ! World’s Tallest Knowing Living Tree

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Hyperion is the name of a coast redwood (Sequoia Sempervirens) in Northern California. It was measured at 115.61 metres (379.3 feet). Which ranks it as the world's tallest known living tree. Hyperion is the world’s tallest tree. The tree is estimated to contain 18,600 cubic feet (530 m3) of wood and to be roughly 700–800 years old. Therefore in Feb...

Gloriosa Superba – A Precious Medicinal Plant

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Gloriosa superba is an important medicinal plant of Asia and Africa.
Gloriosa superba is an important medicinal plant in Asia and Africa. It is used in diseases and is in high demand in pharma industries as this is a source of colchicines and colchicocides, which are very costly. Due to the unnecessary use of the plant for various medicinal purposes, the species is on the edge of extinction and is...

The Blue Puya Flower: Nature’s Breathtaking Delight

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This South American plant is a natural hybrid in the genus Puya of the pineapple family (Bromeliaceae).
Yes, blue puya (Puya berteroniana) is a real plant! This incredible bromeliad is endemic to Chile. This South American plant is a natural hybrid in the genus Puya of the pineapple family (Bromeliaceae). Approximately 200 species make up this family, which includes the tallest bromeliad, P. gigas (P. raimondi), which is indigenous to northern South America. Certain plants flourish...

Willows, Salix spp.

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Willows comprise a large number of trees and shrubs, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere. For this article, we will only cover some of the tree willows and their uses.
Origin and history: Willows comprise a large number of trees and shrubs, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere. For this article, we will only cover some of the tree willows and their uses. As a result of their shallow root systems, tree willows are common riverside plants that help stabilize riverbanks with their large, shallow roots. Willow is the common name...

3,000 Years Old Olive Tree Still Produces Olives

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There are certain species of olive tree, which has an incredibly long life span. A certain elegance can be found in olive trees due to their steadfastness and understatement.
There are certain species of olive tree, which has an incredibly long life span. A certain elegance can be found in olive plants due to their steadfastness and understatement. Their longevity has allowed them to witness changes in people, seasons, and historical events. The trunk of the tree displays the impressive age, which has suffered countless catastrophic climates. The experiences...

Sculptural Plants – How shape and texture add a spectacular new dimension to the garden

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The Sculptural Plants recommended in this article have mostly been chosen for the beauty of their flowers, foliage, fruit, or bark.
The sculptural plants recommended in this article have mostly been chosen for the beauty of their flowers, foliage, fruit, or bark. But some plants have another valuable attribute: a Sculptural Plant's quality — that is, a dramatic, graceful, or otherwise interesting shape, or perhaps texture. Sculptural Plants have several functions. It may be needed in the center of a...