The Best Ways to Grow, Care and Utilize Hibiscus Plants

Hibiscus- Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis

Hibiscus is a flowering plant that is native to tropical and sub-tropical regions from all over the world. It is easy to grow them in containers under suitable conditions by providing water, sunlight and nutrients to the plants. Add mulch to keep the soil moist. The plant usually grows to a height of 12 feet tall in frost-free areas. They just need little care to bloom flowers in the growing season.

Flowers have a wide range of applications for its fragrance in bouquets and in beauty products like powders, lotions and moisturizing creams to keep skin from dryness. It is also used in medicines to treat several health problems.

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The 10 Best Drought Tolerant Plants that Grow in Lack of Water

Drought tolerance may refer to which a plant is adapted to arid or drought conditions. These drought tolerant plants make use of carbon fixation to capture more energy in plants during photosynthesis process. It is also good for arid conditions as carbon dioxide at night times allowing stomata to stay close during the daytime and reduces water loss. Desiccation tolerance is the extreme degree of drought tolerance. Another species called xerophytes have adapted to survive in the little liquid environment especially in arctic regions.

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10 Best Perennial flowering plants for your Backyard

Introduction

Perennial is a flowering plant that lives more than 2 years and bloom next year on their own because of its roots that has better access to nutrients providing a longer lifespan. Gardeners often grow perennial flowers as it is easy to take care of and offers variety of colorful flowers with its sweet aroma.

Perennial flower garden looks beautiful and keeps the surrounding atmosphere pleasant with beautiful flowers by spreading fragrances. They also attract bees and butterflies for pollination. They can be easily grown in containers or through landscape with little or no woody growth. Its appearance in yards depends upon the shape of your plants and how they are arranged in order. Here is the list of top 10 perennial plants that can be grown in your garden areas.

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How To Grow Mango Tree in Pot?

Mango- Mangifera Indica

Mango plants are native to South Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Philippines, and Bangladesh.  It grows to a height of 5-15 meters with the crown radius about 5 meters long. Leaves are evergreen with 15-30 centimeters long and 5-15 centimeters broad. Leaves are orange-pink colored when they are young and turn dark green when they mature. Flowers are small and white with 5 petals about 5-10 mm long and have the mild sweet odor. Fruit varies in size, color (yellow, orange, green) and taste. Unpeeled mangoes have distinctive resinous, sweet smell with the single seed (contains plant embryo) in it.

Mango fruits can be eaten raw or juiced. It can also be used in ice-creams, desserts, cakes, sauces, jams, smoothies, chocolates and also in cooking dishes for flavoring.

Nutritional Information

A cup or 100 grams of diced mango contains 60 calories, 25 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, proteins, and fat. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D, magnesium, calcium, iron, and potassium. It is also a good source of dietary antioxidants like ascorbic acid, carotenoids, phenolic compounds and beta-carotene.

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