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Cattleya (Blade Flower – The Queen of Orchids)

Cattleya flowers have a great shape. It has a beautiful color and it is resistant to all weather conditions. This makes a lot of people liked Cattleya. 


The flower is perfect for beginners who want to start concentrating on orchid cultivation.
Cattleya flowers originally from Central America and South America


In a plant, the number of flowers may vary. The flowers last for only two weeks. The flowers are large and colorful, but only last for a moment.


Cattleya also called The Queen of Orchids. Cattleya is also known as Free Flowering plant. Because Cattleya does not know any season. It can bloom at any time of the year.


Cattleya hybrids have a wide assortment of types. Most of the Cattleya flowers smell fragrant in the morning and afternoon. 


These flowers measure 5 meters to more than 15 meters. The color of these flowers varies too much, but do not have blue and black.


Their beautiful look with great fragrance make them famous in orchid world. They can be planted to beautify the yard.


Cattleya is a loveable flower and very much favorite for orchid people. 


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Canna normally grows wild in the forests and mountains. Sometimes also used as an ornamental plant in the yard or in the parks. Canna flowers are from tropical America and can be found from the lowlands to an altitude of 1000 m above sea level. 


These flowers will thrive in the open or slightly shielded from the sun. This annual plant grows upright to reach two meters high, has a thick rhizome like tubers. Canna flowers have a single leaf with an oval shape elongated, short-stemmed into stem, tapered tip and base, pinnate clear. 


Canna flowers also have bright colors like red, yellow, and dice. Fruits are like boxes, spherical shape, rough fruit wall, seed 3-5, round, hard. 


Canna flowers are not only have the beauty of its petals, but also have a lush variety of cheerful colors. 


Canna flowers plant can also be used as a drug, for example can be used as a reliever fever, urinary laxative, sedative, and lowers blood pressure (hypotensive).


Canna flowers have large, attractive foliage and horticulturists have turned it into a large-flowered and bright garden plant. In addition, it is one of the world's richest starch sources, and is an agricultural plant. 


Although a plant of the tropics, most cultivars have been developed in temperate climates and are easy to grow in most countries of the world as long as they can enjoy at least 6–8 hours average sunlight during the summer. 


The name Canna originates from the Celtic word for a cane or reed. The plants are large tropical and subtropical perennial herbs with a rhizomatous rootstock. 


The broad, flat, alternate leaves, that are such a feature of this plant, grow out of a stem in a long narrow roll and then unfurl. 


The leaves are typically solid green but some cultivars have glaucose, brownish, maroon, or even variegated leaves. 


The flowers are typically red, orange, or yellow or any combination of those colours, and are aggregated in inflorescences that are spikes or panicles (thyrses). 


Although gardeners enjoy these odd flowers, nature really intended them to attract pollinators collecting nectar and pollen, such as bees, hummingbirds and bats. The pollination mechanism is conspicuously specialized. 


Pollen is shed on the style while still in the bud, and in the species and early hybrids some is also found on the stigma because of the high position of the anther, which means that they are self-pollinating. 


Later cultivars have a lower anther, and rely on pollinators alighting on the labellum and touching first the terminal stigma, and then the pollen. 


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Cactus is usually seen as an ornamental plant. Due to variations of this plant we can see them everywhere. Most of them grow in places where there is less water. 


Cactus is basically originated from America. These plants have wide range from variety of shapes, colors, and flowers. Even the needless also have its own aesthetic values.


Cactus flower is a favorite plant for people who are busy. Why? Because the cactus flowers do not need to be frequently watered. :P


Cactus can grow very easily, even when it is very dry. Don’t water cactus plants too much otherwise they will die.


Cactus flower has a very striking shape. They are different than the flowers of other plants. The tree is thorny and flower located directly above. Certainly you can detect that it is a cactus flower


Cactus flowers are also known as Epiphyllum or orchid cactus. Epiphyllum flower has a fragrance smell of boiling. The plant can be up to 20 cm in diameter. 

These plants are shaped like small stones. Their size is not more than 5 cm. such cactuses are like: Lithop, Titanopsis, Lapidaria, Penestraria, and Gibbaeum. 

There are also giant cacti, such as Cereus peruvianus. The structure is typical of prickly cactus plants. Thorn tree cactus can be very short and small as to be difficult to detect.


Can also be very large and sharp thorns as in Echinocactus. Biasanya ancient Indians utilize cactus sap as a traditional medicine

Cactus flowers do not lose competitiveness with other flowering plants; they also already have loyal fans.

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