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Plants on the terrace
Arranging plants on the terrace can be a great way to set up a beautiful, refined and colorful space. The choice of millet plants on the terrace must be made with care, in order to have excellent results and a comfortable and beautiful area.
Before making a choice for terrazzo plants, it is useful to consider some parameters that may affect its development, namely:
- light exposure
- weather conditions
- size of available space
- coexistence with other plants
It is an ornamental herbaceous plant, with straight, branched, rather robust stems, which can reach a height of 50-90 centimeters.
The leaves are lanceolate, of medium size, with a bright green color.
The flowers, very beautiful, have the characteristic blue color, even if there are white or pink varieties.
These are flower head inflorescences, formed by an outer crown of larger sized sterile flowers, within which there is an inner crown consisting of much smaller fertile flowers.
They have an external calyx formed by dark green sepals and a corolla formed by petals with irregular and pointed edges.
Characteristic is their very pleasant scent.
The fruits are achenes with a feathery appendage, very light, responsible for the dispersion of the seeds in the soil, to facilitate reproduction.
In addition to having ornamental purposes, this plant also has medicinal properties.
In fact from it are extracted effective active ingredients that are used as: anti-inflammatories, astringents, disinfectants, diuretics, toxicants, soothing.
It prefers a soft soil. well drained, fertilized with organic material and possibly river sand to promote water drainage.
It requires frequent watering, especially during the warm months, although water stagnation must be avoided.
It is a very resistant plant, which is well suited to all weather conditions and light conditions.
The spontaneous variety, which grows in the fields together with the wheat, is not very common due to the massive use of herbicides.
It is an ornamental plant belonging to the Petunias family.
It has a medium height stem, with a sticky appearance, quite thin and with a hanging posture.
The leaves, very fragrant, are oval in shape, light green; they have a very delicate consistency due to their thin thickness.
They are sticky and covered with soft, soft-touch fluff.
The flowers have a funnel-like shape, with an elongated lower structure that opens upwards in a corolla of more colorful lobes: the gradations vary from white to pink to red to violet.
It prefers a soft, well-drained, non-calcareous matrix, enriched with organic material and sand; It is advisable to also add a dose of chopped bark, always to favor water drainage.
It requires a very bright exposure, although it is preferable to avoid direct exposure to sunlight; he is very afraid of the wind which could easily break the stems.
It fears extreme heat that can cause early wilting of flowers and leaves.
Watering must be particularly frequent: at least every 2 days during the warm months; at least once a week in the cold months.
It is necessary to fertilize the plant often to provide those elements that are essential for its growth: it is recommended to use liquid fertilizers at least twice a month.
It is an evergreen, very ornamental bushy plant.
It has medium-sized squamous rhizomes, from which herbaceous stems originate.
The branches are thin and tend to bend easily, giving the plant its typical hanging appearance; in fact it is often suspended for decorative purposes.
The leaves are medium-sized, shiny and dark green.
The flowers have a funnel-shaped corolla that, at the top, opens with 4 very colorful petals, varying degrees from white, to yellow, to pink.
The flowering has a very prolonged duration: it starts in summer to continue until autumn, which makes it particularly useful for ornamental purposes.
It prefers soft and well-drained soil, possibly enriched with peat and river sand.
The exposure must take place in bright places, but never in direct sunlight.
It requires temperate climatic conditions: it does not tolerate large temperature ranges, it is too hot (temperatures above 27 degrees), nor too cold (temperatures below zero).
It is advisable to water the plant often with water that is not too cold, preferably warmed.
It loves damp environments, such as those typical of undergrowth.
It is a plant better known as "Banana Rosa" due to the appearance of the fruits it produces.
It is an ornamental herbaceous terrace plant with a marked arborescent appearance.
It has an erect, robust stem, with a yellowish color tending to greenish, which can reach a height of up to 2 meters.
The leaves are very large, with expanded and overlapping sheets, thick and covered by a thin layer of wax, with an intense green color with pink veins.
The fruits are small elongated bananas, with an intense pink color, which grow in tufts in the apical area of the stem, and covered with light hair.
They are edible for humans, even if they have a very sour and unpleasant taste.
They contain a large amount of seeds.
It prefers soft soils, enriched with peat and shredded bark, to maintain a high rate of humidity that the plant needs to grow.
It requires a bright environment, even if it fears direct exposure to sunlight.
Fears the cold and in winter it is preferable to shelter it.