Monthly Archives: December 2018
A perennial turmeric plant from the ginger family can reach a height of up to one meter. On an industrial scale, it is grown today in Japan and China, India and Indonesia. Turmeric is considered the most popular seasoning in these parts.
For the preparation of spices, only the rhizome of Indian saffron (the second name of the plant) is used, but the plant itself is quite decorative. Small flowers are combined into large (up to 20 cm in length) inflorescences and boast very beautiful bracts. One turmeric bush (long leaves grow directly from the soil) may have several such inflorescences. Moreover, the flowering of turmeric is very long – up to three months. Therefore, today we have this plant is gaining popularity in home floriculture. Continue reading
Melon tree, the so-called plant on which papaya fruits grow, comes from Central America and Mexico. Papaya does not tolerate sub-zero temperatures, even the lowest, therefore it grows only in the tropics. The plant is like a palm tree, but it is not. This tree is up to 15 meters high. The diameter of the hollow inside the trunk at the base is 30 cm, and the lateral branches are completely absent.
Growing papaya, or melon tree on a plantation (Carica papaya)
Papaya leaves are formed only on the top of the trunk and can grow up to 90 cm in length. Interestingly, the plant has male and female flowers. Moreover, flowers of only one gender often grow on one tree. But during high summer temperatures, the sex of the flowers can change from female to male and vice versa. Continue reading