Exotic Flowers

Exotic Flowers
Beautiful and colorful exotic plants add a special touch to your flower arrangements at home, garden, wedding, or banquet. If you want to add a splash of color to your flower arrangements, make use of the wild and exotic flowers such as heliconia, lotuses, birds of paradise, orchids, ginger, and palm. In modern gardens often populated by roses and zinnias, wildflowers can be considered exotic as well because they grow wild in wide, open spaces. These flowers may look simple but they add a graceful flair to flower arrangements. Wildflowers are manageable to plant and they also possess a resistance to diseases, pests, and harsh climates, as well. They can survive in different soil types such as clay, sandy, nutrient poor soil, and practically even at no soil at all. Since wildflowers are not common to most people, such flower arrangements are unique and may come off as unusual. The best way to acquire the beauty of the wildflowers is to create a garden of wildflowers. The basic way to grow a wildflower garden is to sow seeds by scattering them on a clear and well-prepared ground. There should be no competition with other grasses and weeds so that they can grow fully. To prepare the garden, tap of the seeds, water the growing plants, and pull out weeds. Growing wildflowers from seeds is a more practical and economical way of acquiring them than buying matured ones. However, one disadvantage of such procedure is the long time requirement of germination and maturation. With wildflowers at hand, you can make exotic flower arrangements anytime you want. You do not need to order from your florist or online flower shops. Wildflowers do not need complicated arrangements to set them off. You can get a handful of wildflowers from your garden and put them inside an empty milk bottle. If you want to make them into a bouquet, you can simply get another handful and tie a colorful string around the stems. There are several types of exotic flowers to best suit any occasion. And of course, depending on your personal taste, you will want to choose the best exotic flowers you can obtain to be the perfect flowers, the most adequate for the purpose they will be serving. For example: at someone\'s funeral, you may want to choose bouquet of flowers that the deceased would have loved. Here are some other examples (after all, these flowers are for happy occasions as well as the more tragic ones. Musas: The Chinese Musa flower is a stunning example of the kinds of exotic flowers that are perfect for gardens or bouquets. Calatheas: The exotic flower called the Genus Calathea is in the Marantaceae family of plowers, however it differs from other genera. The Marantaceae family of exotic flowers, in which Maranta and Ctenanthe are included, are unbranched inflorescences cone-like clusters. The calathea comes from tropical South America, Calathea, it has about three hundred different species. These flowers love the shade and humidity, they are virtually all grown in much of the world only indoors. These flowers require full shade from the sun. However, if they must, they can handle a small amount of morning sun. These exotic flowers need their soil to be moist but well-drained soil, the use of a fertilizer is recommended. When, on the rare occasion that these exotic flowers are grown outside--you must be sure that they are healthy, they must be free from all pests and diseases. Some of calathea will die midwinter, but will return again midsummer. Cymbidiums: Cymbidiums contain approximately forty-four species they are found in the tropics of the old world. The elegant, large flowered types of cymbidiums come from the higher regions of the Himalayas, and they must be kept in cool conditions in order to bloom well. Dendrobiums: Dendrobiums actually have about one thousand different species in their enormous family, they have countess hybrids as well. However, there are many varied growing conditions for this type of exotic flower. It is recommended that one establish from where in the world, and at what altitude their plant is accustom to, in order to determine how to best take care of the plant. Miltonias: Miltonias are referred to as the Pansy Orchid sometimes. There are approximately ten different kinds of species, and miltonias are found primarily in Brazil, therefore they are warm-weather flowers, and there are many hybrids with wonderful fragrance, because the militona is such a fragrant flower to begin with. These flowers will add a wonderful sensory ambiance to their surroundings, because in addition to their scent they are extremely pleasing to the eye. Odontoglossums: Odontoglossums also have a wide range of species, approximately 0ne hundred and seventy-five. These exotic flowers originated in the mountains of South America, as well as in higher altitudes and are used to wet clouded forests. Thus these wonderful flowers must be tended to under cool conditions, many hybrids exist as well, so there are many types to choose from. Oncidiums: These are among the most popular exotic flowers and there are approximately six hundred different species in existence. They come from the tropics of the Americas, and few of them even grow in high altitudes, these also must be supervised under cooler conditions. Fortunately, the hybrids are more tolerant than the species, you will find that this is true for most plants. Paphiopedilums: Paphiopedilums, the root word being Paphinia--who was the greek Goddess that the Romans later named Venus. Around sixty species exist, coming from Asia India and New Guinea. There are species with mottled leaved which need to be kept in warm conditions. And the paphiopedilums that are plain leaved and single flowered require intermediate/cool conditions, and plain leaved multiflowered species have to have warm environments to survive. Phalaenopsis: Phalaenopsis, or the exotic flower that is often called the Moth Orchid comes from Java and the South Seas, the Phillipines and Queensland Australia. Therefore, they are definitely warm weather growers, and they do prefer to be in the shade. Phalaenopsis would make the perfect houseplant, they are very free flowering and also make great gifts. Vandas: Vandas have approximately fifty species. Several hybrids have been derived from the tropics, Asia, and the orient--as far down as Australia. These hybrids require a warm environment that includes plenty of bright light. Many people hang them in their homes or gardens from wooden baskets. Water Gardening: Water Lilies and Lotuses are a beautiful touch to your pond, or waterfall etc. Major cultivars of water lilies and lotuses--almost all of which are hybridizers--explore the best landscapes in which to grow these exotic flowers. Nymphaea and Nelumbo: The genera Nymphaea and Nelumbo are beautiful species of exotic flowers, other genera in the waterlily family include Nuphar, Victoria, Euryale, Barclaya Draecena: Draecena (otherwise known as the dragon\'s tree) is an exotic flower that neither requires regular watering, nor does it need much light at all. It\'s a symbol of power and prosperity. These flowers may live up to one thousand years. A perfect gift for yourself or a friend or family member who does not have that much time for gardening, but would love to have a beautiful garden, however small, and something elegant and exotic to pass on for generations to come.


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