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Plant Profile: The Calla Lily


CALLA LILIES: A thick, waxy, funnel-shaped spathe (the petal) wraps around a shorter fleshy spike (spadix) in this elegant “less is more” flower. The actual “flowers” are the “bumps” on the spadix. The stems are smooth and leafless. Interesting Facts … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!


   Celebrate and protect our natural environment by taking part in Earth Day, Wednesday April 22, 2015. Join with community groups to explore environmental and ecological issues on local and international scales, and work towards making a difference to our … Continue reading

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Floating Flower Oasis


  The Museum of Experimental Science and Innovation in Tokyo is currently featuring an interactive flower installation, called Floating Flower Garden. A simple white space has been turned into a flower oasis; over 2,300 colourful and fragrant orchids, with their full … Continue reading

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5 Deceptively Dangerous House Plants


Peace Lily This beautiful and popular plant boasts simple yet pretty white flowers that look like, but are not acutally calla lilies. The internal workings of the Peace Lily contain a chemical called calcium oxalate, which is a well known … Continue reading

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Travel: The Japanese Hitachi Seaside Park- A Must See!


There are many beautiful reasons to travel the globe, and The Hitachi Seaside Park is up on the list. Located just two hours outside of Tokyo in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki, Japan, the public park is currently in full bloom. Flowers blossom year round, … Continue reading

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A Smelly Affair: Corpse Flower Blossoms!


Edmonton’s Muttart Conservatory boasts of a healthy, smelly corpse flower in residence. Nicknamed “Putrella”, the corpse flower has unexpectedly bloomed before her time! And what a stench she is to smell!   Image Credit: https://www.facebook.com/muttart.conservatory1   The Corpse Flower, or Amorphophallus titanium, is known … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Paphiopedilum Callosum


The Paphiopedilum Callosum orchid, or Paph for short, is a genus of the Lady Slipper subfamily Cyprpedioideae of the flower plant family Orchidaceae.  It is commonly called the Venus Slipper orchid, and is highly popularized by its visually striking, waxy blooms. … Continue reading

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Agave of the Century!


An 80 year old Agave plant at the University of Michigan botanical gardens has bloomed. The agave produced a 28 foot high stalk that passed all the way through the greenhouse roof! The plant has resided in the Ann Arbour … Continue reading

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Flowers on the moon…


Not yet, but it’s coming! In 2015 scientists are planning on sending some seeds to the moon to study the germination of plants in lunar gravity & radiation on the moon. They will be creating a self contained habitat and … Continue reading

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Plant Profile: Saucer Plant (Aeonium tabuliforme)


Here at funflowerfacts.com we love unusual plants, the weirder the better! This pretty little succulent fits the bill. Aeonium tabuliforme, otherwise known as Saucer Plant or Dinner Plate Plant is the flattest plant we know of. Found in Tenerife, they … Continue reading

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