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Common Myrtle Myrtus Communis
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Common Myrtle Myrtus Communis

Myrtle family. Homeland - Southern Europe, North Africa. The plant myrtle Myrtus communis is an evergreen tree or shrub that grows about 3 meters in height under natural conditions. Leaves are narrow, lanceolate, small, 1-1.5 cm long, opposite, on very short petioles

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Muehlenbeckia
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Muehlenbeckia

Buckwheat family. Homeland - New Zealand, Australia, South America. It grows in coastal areas, lowlands and at the foot of mountain forests, some species grow only in open sunny areas, others only in openwork penumbra under the forest canopy

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Murraya Murraya - Home Care, Transplantation, Pruning, Reproduction, Flowering Muraya
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Murraya Murraya - Home Care, Transplantation, Pruning, Reproduction, Flowering Muraya

Root family. Homeland South and Southeast Asia (India). Naturalized in Australia and North and Central America, Hawaii.At home grow Murraya paniculata Murraya paniculata. This is a small evergreen shrub, in nature it reaches 5-7 m, with odd-pinnate leaves, consisting of small individual leaves, sitting on the petiole alternately (from 3 to 9 leaves)

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Neoalsomitra Neoalsomitra
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Neoalsomitra Neoalsomitra

Pumpkin family. Homeland China, Malaysia, India. There are about 30 species in nature.Neoalsomitra is a relative of watermelon, cucumber and pumpkin, so most species are of no decorative value. The only species that has become widespread as a houseplant and has beautiful foliage is Neoalsomitra sarcophylla

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Neoregelia Neoregelia
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Neoregelia Neoregelia

The bromeliad family. Homeland Brazil. In the genus, there are from 40 to 80 species leading an epiphytic lifestyle. Plants are stemless, form a wide rosette of leaves. The leaves themselves are wide-belt-shaped, with a serrated edge. During flowering, the apical leaves surrounding the inflorescences take on a bright color, red, purple, orange

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Neomarica Neomarica
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Neomarica Neomarica

Iris family. Homeland - Tropical South America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay). In nature, there are about 20 species.Neomarica gracilis Neomarica slender is a herbaceous, rather large plant. The leaves grow in a fan, xiphoid, glossy, green, 40 to 60 cm long, 4-5 cm wide, flowers 6-10 cm in diameter

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Moringa Moringa
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Moringa Moringa

Moringov family. Homeland Africa, India, Malaysia. In nature, 13 species are common.All species can be divided into three groups: caudex forms (bottle trees), whose homeland is mainly the island of Madagascar. They have thickened trunks (Moringa drouhardii, Moringa hildebrandtii, Moringa ovalifolia, Moringa stenopetala)

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Nerine Nerine
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Nerine Nerine

Amaryllis family. Homeland - South Africa. There are 25 species in nature.Nerine bowdenii, a perennial bulbous plant, is grown as a house or greenhouse plant. The bulb is elongated, bottle-shaped, about 5 cm long, the outer scales are shiny, light brown

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Nepentes Nepenthes
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Nepentes Nepenthes

The family of non-pennants. Homeland Africa, Asia, Australia, the islands of the Indian and Pacific Ocean. The genus of insectivorous plants in nature has about 120 species that grow in tropical rainforests.Different types of nepentes can differ quite significantly in growing conditions, since they differ in nature - some, for example, Nepenthes reinwardtiana grow in the highlands (2000 m above sea level), where the temperature in the cold season can approach zero

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Miltonia Miltonia
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Miltonia Miltonia

Orchid family. Homeland South America. In nature, 7 species of the sympodial type are widespread, growing at an altitude of 600 to 1200 m above sea level.Some natural species:Miltonia brilliant Miltonia spectabilis - has small, about 7-9 cm flat pseudobulbs, ovoid, bearing 2 leaves, light green, linear

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Monstera Monstera - Species, Care, Watering, Transplanting, Pests, Growing Problems
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Monstera Monstera - Species, Care, Watering, Transplanting, Pests, Growing Problems

Aroid family. The homeland of the monstera is East India and South America (Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Bolivia, Brazil). Monstera is a beautiful evergreen plant belonging to the epiphytic lianas. This is one of the most common indoor plants, previously ranked among the philodendrons, relatively recently identified by scientists as a separate genus

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Caladium Caladium
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Caladium Caladium

Caladium bicolorAroid family. Homeland - South America. There are 15 species in nature.Caladium bicolor Caladium bicolor is a herbaceous stemless plant. It has oblong tubers, about 10 cm long. Leaves on long petioles, arrow-shaped or spear-shaped, up to 30 cm long

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Calceolaria Calceolaria
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Calceolaria Calceolaria

Calceolaria family. Homeland South and Central America (Chile, Argentina, Ecuador). The name of the genus comes from the Latin calceolatus - slipper - in the shape of the original two-lipped flower. In total, there are about 300 species of this plant in nature, and most of them are endemic to Ecuador

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Saxifraga Saxifraga
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Saxifraga Saxifraga

Family of saxifrage. Distributed in East Asia in the highlands. Saxifrage grows between stones, rock crevices. Quite a well-known and unpretentious plant that is grown as ampelous.Wicker saxifraga Saxifraga stolonifera is a herbaceous plant with leaves collected in a root rosette

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Cambria Cambria
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Cambria Cambria

Orchid family. Cambria is not a genus name, but the name of a hybrid that comes from the crossing of various types of orchids. For example, Vuylstekeara Cambria "Plush", which is simply abbreviated to flower sellers and suppliers as Cumbria, is a hybrid of the genus Vuylstekeara, obtained from the crossing of orchids of the genera Cochlioda Cochlioda x Miltonia Miltonia x Odontoglossum Odontoglossum

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Campanula Campanula
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Campanula Campanula

Campanula isifoliaBellflower family. Homeland - Mediterranean. About 500 species are widespread in nature. Suitable for growing in hanging baskets and pots.Campanula isophyllae Campanula isophylla is a perennial herb about 15 cm tall, creeping stems, creeping leaves on long petioles, alternately arranged, heart-shaped, about 5 cm long

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Callisia Callisia
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Callisia Callisia

Callisia creepingCommeline family. Homeland - Central and South America. About 20 species are widespread in nature. Callisia is a close relative of Tradescantia. Many of our grandmothers grow fragrant callus at home as a medicinal plant for almost all diseases

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Callistemon Callistemon
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Callistemon Callistemon

Callistemon lemonMyrtle family. The genus includes about 40 species of small evergreen trees or shrubs. Homeland - Australia and New Caledonia. Close relatives are Myrtle, Metrosideros and Melaleuca.Callistemon lemon yellow Callistemon citrinus is an evergreen shrub, about 2-3 m high, the leaves are alternate, narrow, lanceolate, about 7 cm long, 7-8 mm wide, leathery, gray-green, if you rub them, you can feel a lemon scent (hence species name)

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Calathea Calathea - Species, Care And Cultivation At Home
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Calathea Calathea - Species, Care And Cultivation At Home

A family of arrowroots. Homeland - humid tropical regions of South America. The genus counts several dozen species.This is an ornamental deciduous perennial rhizome plant about 70-80 cm tall. They are appreciated for the originality of the color of the leaves, which can be either pure green or with a different pattern of stripes and spots of various shades - from yellow to red-brown

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Camellia Camellia - Home Care, Flowering, Transplant
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Camellia Camellia - Home Care, Flowering, Transplant

A family of teahouses. Homeland - China, India, Indonesia and Japan, mainly branched shrubs and small trees, more than 80 species in total.The most famous Japanese Camellia Camellia japonica is an evergreen shrub, in nature up to 3 m in height, in indoor conditions it grows on average up to 80-100 cm

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Chestnutospermum Castanospermum
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Chestnutospermum Castanospermum

The legume family. Homeland Australia.At home, the Australian Kashtanospermum Castanospermum australe is grown - an evergreen tree with a dense crown and erect shoots, reaching a height of up to 30 meters in nature (under indoor conditions, old specimens grow 2

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Catharanthus Catharanthus
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Catharanthus Catharanthus

Kutrov family. Homeland - humid tropical forests, mainly about. Madagascar: seven species are endemic to Madagascar, and only 8 species of this flowering plant are widespread in nature, the only species is native to India and Sri Lanka. In culture, the species Catharanthus roseus or pink periwinkle Catharanthus roseus became famous

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Oxalis Oxalis
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Oxalis Oxalis

Oxalis family. Homeland - both tropical, subtropical and temperate regions on all continents. In nature, there are about 800 species of representatives of this genus. These are medium-sized herbaceous perennial and annual plants.Oxalis deppei is a small stemless bush with a dark brown bulb and underground shoots

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Cypress Cupressus - Home Care
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Cypress Cupressus - Home Care

Cypress family. Homeland of the Mediterranean, America.The commercially available large-fruited Cypress Cupressus macrocarpa is small in size and bred specifically as an indoor crop. Cypress is a coniferous crop, it is an evergreen tree with a pyramidal crown

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Coleria Kohleria - Home Care, Cultivation, Reproduction
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Coleria Kohleria - Home Care, Cultivation, Reproduction

The Gesnerian family. Homeland - tropical regions of America. About 50 species are widespread in nature.These are herbaceous plants with straight and lodging stems with age. They have a scaly underground rhizome, thick, elongated, light brown

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Clerodendrum Clerodendrum
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Clerodendrum Clerodendrum

The family of luciferous. Homeland - tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia (Korea, China) and Africa. In nature, according to various sources, there are from 150 to 400 species. Shrubs and fawn predominate among clerodendrum, but small trees are also found

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Cattleya Cattleya
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Cattleya Cattleya

Orchid family. Homeland South and Central America, Antilles. Probably the most famous genus of orchids. Cattleya are epiphytic plants, with a sympodial type of growth, with a pronounced aboveground rhizome. In nature, there are about 40 species, and various hybrids obtained by biologists from interspecies crossing, as well as crossing with orchids of another genus, number in the thousands

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