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What is the christmas rose

The Ellebori (this is the real name of the native rose) are part of the so-called perennials, that is, they are part of that category of plants that live more than two years, unlike annuals and biennials. This plant has rhizomatous roots, that is with certain swellings that extend into the subsoil, and take the name of Christmas rose for the reason that they bloom between December and January. Most of the development occurs during the cooler periods of the year, so it is very likely that they will lose the aerial part in summer, only to redevelop at the end of the summer period. They are very frequent in Italy, in fact there are not a few places where they arise spontaneously.

The cultivation of Christmas roses


The Christmas rose, being a plant with reverse flowering cycles compared to most of the plants in Italy, presents many difficulties as regards cultivation and maintenance. It is necessary to know that, being a plant native to mountainous and hilly areas, it reluctantly bears the heat, for this reason it must be cultivated in areas dominated mainly by shade; in addition they need plenty of water. As for the most suitable soil for development, this must have an alkaline PH and must be equipped with numerous nutrients, moreover it must be particularly well drained in order to fully satisfy the water needs of the plant. When the leaves stop drying it is also possible to stop watering, unless excessive cases of drought.

The Christmas rose and the problem of humidity


Water is fundamental in the growth of plants, but for the growth of the Ellebori it is even more important, this is because it is a plant for the winter season, which suffers in the presence of excessive heat and humidity. Consequently it is particularly important to water the soil and roots at the end of the summer, in such a way as to make the development environment cool and dry since the native rose cannot develop when the humidity is too high; it is necessary to continue watering the roots until we have reduced the humidity to a minimum.A ingenious and economical solution to increase the availability of water and to recreate the conditions of the undergrowth as much as realistically is to mulch the soil with bark and leaves ,

Christmas Rose: Problem related to the poisonousness of the Christmas rose


The Christmas rose is a plant with rhizomatous roots that since ancient times was used in folk medicine, precisely because of its rhizosomes, to treat constipation and excessive fatigue. the roots with rhizosomes; its effects are not to be underestimated, as small quantities are enough to cause cardiac arrest and consequently death. Precisely for this reason, Christmas roses are no longer processed in the medical field for any remedies.For a short period of time they were used in the field of herbal medicine as cardiac tonic, but man hardly bears its side effects, therefore also in this field their use has been canceled. Some homeopaths,

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