Dumb cane (Dieffenbachia amoena) is a very popular house plant due to its easy-growing nature. Have a close look at the patterns on its leaves.
Leaves are yellow near their midvein and turns to dark green toward the edge. This transition is random, even within the same leaf, creating patches and spots of yellow and green along the leaf blade.
Sap of this plant is poisonous and can make people incapable of talking due to swelling of tongue and throat region. Hence the common name ‘dumb cane’. But the variegated leaves make it a good ornamental plant.
Roses have a long and colorful history. According to fossil evidence, they are 35 million years old! These lovely flowers are anytime favorites in gardens. There are more than 150 types of roses that grow as shrubby plants or climbers.
Some interesting facts about roses-
The impressive rose that grows on a wall on the Hildesheim Cathedral in Germany is thought to be the oldest living rose and is 1,000 years old.
Rose water made from the petals is often added to jellies or jams, or is used as flavoring in Indian and Chinese dishes.
The lovely fragrance of roses is a popular floral scent that is used in women’s perfumes.
Various colours of roses are attributed with specific meanings. Besides red roses symbolizing love and romance, pink roses exude grace and elegance. The yellow rose represents friendship and cheer, and white roses signify sympathy.
President Ronald Reagan declared the rose as the national flower of the U.S.