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Flowers and elegance

The flower is an element of plant nature which in the life cycle has a very important purpose but which with the elegance and class that the human being attributes to it has little in common, in fact it is the part of the plant that deals with reproduction. and to keep the species alive. In short, if there were not the flower with all its structures, the plants could not reproduce; specifically, the petals help to protect the internal organs, which are the ones that personally enter into reproduction. Not only that, the color of the flower acts as a reminder for insects and animals that «involuntarily» participate in the reproduction by staining themselves with pollen and carrying it around to other specimens. All this, we repeat, has very little to do with what the flower represents for human culture, which has elected it as a symbol of elegance and class in many situations. It must also be said that the flower is also an excellent piece of furniture, natural, lasting (even if this aspect depends on the various species) and adaptable to a series of very different situations, such as a garden or the entrance hall. an elegant accommodation.

Plants for decorating


Obviously the human being has not only studied plants and their flowers and made a rigorous scientific classification, but also classified them in a more empirical and «popular» way based on the conditions of use; this has penetrated into our culture and in fact, for example, every time we talk about roses we automatically think of a flower to be given classically in a bouquet, while this does not apply to the orchid which, thanks to particular compositions for vase and subsoil, is given as a plant in the vast majority of cases, even if it is clear that the flower is the protagonist of the effect (and it could not be otherwise as the orchid plant is thin and inconspicuous compared to the inflorescence it carries). But the plants for decorating are not just flowering plants, also because there are specimens that do not bloom in the apartment (the distance from the natural habitat conditions is too much) but that are very popular: an example outside the lines? The cactus and other «succulent» plants (succulent is the scientific name). They practically never manage to bloom in the apartment (the ones you see in bloom have already been sold like this, because the flowering is obtained in particular greenhouses able to reproduce even the desert climate), but they are among the most widespread furnishing plants both for indoor and outdoor.

The calle

Another plant, of which we will see shortly the most frequent uses, which in practice is identified with its flower is the calla: this plant of African origin (it grows spontaneously in that large slice of Africa between the Equator and the Cape of Good Hope, or the southern tip of the continent, located in South Africa) is appreciated because it gives life to a flower with important dimensions and lines as simple as elegant. It is no coincidence that this flower has a scientific name that has nothing to do with the term «calla» which instead derives from the Greek and means «beautiful»; for botanical science the calla is the «Zantedeschia» in honor of the Italian scientist (Francesco Zantedeschi) who first discovered it, classified it and brought it to Europe. In all the cultures it has passed through, the calla has always been the symbol of that beauty that is so on the verge of instability, or that sense of perdition, of ecstasy that marvelous phenomena impose on those who observe them; to explain even better, a «cursed beauty», even if there is absolutely no reference to paranormal phenomena or anything else negative.

Calle: Bulbs of calla

A characteristic of calla lily cultivation is that it originates from bulbs, as it happens for many other flowering plants (freesia is an example); in practice the root is replaced by a bulb that grows underground and from which the main stem of the plant starts upwards. A few and small secondary roots branch off from the bulb (in fact, calling them that is already over considering them, but so be it), but the bulk of the radical work of structural and vital sustenance to the plant is done by the bulb. An advantage of the calla bulb (but it also happens for other plants with these characteristics) is that it can also be kept in a drawer (it seems strange, but in reality it is one of the best places for conservation as it is dark and usually dry) during the cold season when the plant dies, to be replanted at the end of winter and see flowers and plants reappear. In reality, paradoxically, if it were kept in the ground and exposed to bad weather, the calla bulb would rot because it does not tolerate any type of feeding in the period of vegetative rest and also the putting back into the ground must be cautious because it is as if there were a period. of «rehabilitation» to life. That said, the best time to plant calla bulbs depends on the species, but generally it’s between January and February. the calla bulb would rot because it does not tolerate any type of feeding in the period of vegetative rest and also putting it back on the ground must be cautious because it is as if there was a period of «rehabilitation» to life. That said, the best time to plant calla bulbs depends on the species, but generally it’s between January and February. the calla bulb would rot because it does not tolerate any type of feeding in the period of vegetative rest and also putting it back on the ground must be cautious because it is as if there was a period of «rehabilitation» to life. That said, the best time to plant calla bulbs depends on the species, but generally it’s between January and February.

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