8 rare flowers with names and basic care

Flowering plants, that is, angiosperms, are those that have managed to conquer all corners of the world. And there are many who have had it quite easy, since in fact we have helped them well … who can resist the beauty of one, for example, Spectacular lamprocapnosmuch better known by the name of bleeding heart?

This and other species produce what we have classified or labeled as rare flowers. They are those that have flowers with curious shapes, which attract a lot of attention, and that therefore we often want to grow in our homes. However, what are their names?

Flame bush (calliandra tweedii)

Calliandra produces rare flowers

The llama bush, or as it is also known as the red plumerillo, is a shrubby plant with a climbing habit native to Brazil and Uruguay. Its height is 5 meters, and it has leaves composed of numerous small, dark green pinnae. The flowers are composed of a large number of stamens of a striking red colorand sprout in spring.

It will grow without problems in places with a warm climate, in full sun, and with soils with an acid or neutral pH. It does not tolerate lime or frost.

Warm babiesAnguloa uniflora)

In the mountains of jungles and jungles from Colombia to Peru lives a terrestrial orchid that, although it has no known popular name, could well be called “protected babies.” It is a plant that develops a pseudobulb, from which 2-3 lanceolate, dark green deciduous leaves emerge. When these fall in summer produces an inflorescence up to 25 centimeters long composed of round bracts of yellowish color and very fragrant.

It is one of the largest soil-dwelling orchids, since can measure up to 40 centimeters tall. Likewise, it is also one of those that prefer cooler climates (not cold), so it can live in areas where the climate is subtropical (average annual temperatures of 18ºC, the maximum being 30ºC and the minimum -1ºC).

Dragon mouth (Antirrhinus major)

La Dragon mouth or antirrhinum is a herbaceous that usually lives two years native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. It develops straight or slightly ascending stems with a maximum height of 2 meters. The second year after sowing it produces flowers grouped in clusters, each one of them very curious, since when they are pressed it opens and closes as if it were really a mouth. Now, if we look at its fruits, we can get a bigger surprise, since they are quite similar to a skull.

In cultivation it is very grateful, as long as it is kept outside and receives direct sun, if possible, throughout the day. Water it from time to time to keep it hydrated, and don’t forget to fertilize it with a compost for flowering plants to stimulate its flowering.

Bleeding heart (Spectacular lamprocapnos)

The bleeding heart is the flower of a tropical plant

The plant known as bleeding heart It is a shrub native to East Asia that reaches a height of 70 centimeters. Its leaves are evergreen and composed of pinnae or green leaflets. But undoubtedly its most attractive part is its flowers, which appear in spring and can last until autumn. These are heart-shaped, pink, magenta or white, and are 3-5 centimeters long.

It must be kept in semi-shade, although if the climate is very warm, such as the Mediterranean for example, it is preferable to have it in the shade. The soil must be acidic and have good drainage. It also needs high humidity, as well as frequent watering. Resists up to -4ºC.

Kiss flowerelevated psychotria)

The flower of the kiss is red and very curious

La kiss flower it is a tropical shrub native to Central and South America. It reaches a height of 1 to 3 meters, with simple, green leaves. When it blooms, it does so in such a way that its bracts, that is, modified leaves that fulfill the same function as the petals, resemble human lips.. But there is still more: from the center of these “lips” will emerge the true flowers, which are white.

Unfortunately it is a species that is in serious danger of extinction. In addition, in cultivation it is very delicate, since it does not support the cold and requires high humidity throughout the year. Its scientific name is Palicourea elatabut is accepted as a synonym elevated psychotria.

Bat flower (chantrieri notch)

Tacca chantrieri in a garden

La bat flower It is a herbaceous plant that lives in the rainforests of Southeast Asia. It has large, bright green leaves, which are undoubtedly very pretty, but when it blooms it is quite a sight. Its flowers are shaped like a bat. They are 30 inches wide, and have long “whiskers” up to 71 inches long on each side.. The total height of the plant is about 50 centimeters.

It is a very demanding plant that needs a humid tropical climate to live, where the minimum temperature is 4ºC or more. Indoors, it requires light (not direct), and high humidity.

Passion fruit (Passion flower)

View of the Passiflora edulis 'Flavicarpa' plant

El passion fruit It is a 10 meter tall herbaceous perennial climbing plant native to tropical America that is cultivated both for its flowers and for its fruit. The first They can measure up to 10 centimeters in diameter, although in their natural habitat it is normal that they do not exceed five. These are white, and have pink or reddish hues. As for the seconds, they are rounded berries suitable for consumption.

When it comes to growing it, you have to put it in full sun or semi-shade, and water it several times a week, especially during the summer. It supports the cold, but if there are frosts, even if they are weak, you must protect it.

Protea (protea nitida)

Protea nitida is a shrub that produces round yellow flowers

The protea nitida It is an evergreen tree that lives in Africa, specifically in the Cape. It grows between 5 and 10 meters in height, and has a rounded crown with elongated blue-green leaves. Its flowers gather in large heads, up to 10 centimeters in diameter, and are very peculiar because they almost look like a round brush.. These are yellow and produce nectar.

It needs a warm climate to live, so it is not advisable to grow in places where there are frosts. Besides, it needs to be exposed to direct sun, and a land that drains water quickly.

Which of these rare flowers did you like the most?

8 rare flowers with names and basic care

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