Lotus Flower Meaning and Symbolism

Lotus flowers are among the most beautiful of aquatic plants, also known as sacred lotuses, or Nelumbo nucifera.  In the wild, you can find it in the slow-moving waters of Southeast Asia, as well as cultivated water gardens, ponds and rivers across the world. In art, you’ll find it all over the world in many different mediums. But what does … Read More

Calla Lily Flower Meaning And Symbolism

One of the most eye-catching flower types that aren’t a true lily is the calla lily. These beautiful plants are a favorite of gardeners, florists, wedding designers, and houseplant lovers everywhere, and it’s not hard to see why. But what does the calla lily mean?  The Calla Lily At A Glance Calla lily flowers are associated with grace, peace, and … Read More

11 Best Flowering Bonsai Trees: How to Grow and Plant Care

When it comes to bonsai trees, you might picture miniature trees with twisted roots and curved trunks, in rectangular pots, and while that’s true, there’s a little more to them.  You may have tried to grow one yourself and when it died, you’ve stayed away from them since, dismissing them as too difficult. One thing that may draw you back … Read More

Cosmos Name Meaning and Symbolism

Forming part of the daisy family, Cosmos plants have around 40 different species, consisting of herbaceous annuals and perennials. While they are native to Mexico, and parts of the Americas, they are grown all over the world as an ornamental plant. In South Africa, where there are plenty of cosmos to be found, these plants were introduced accidentally in horse … Read More

Banksia Name Meaning and Symbolism (Australian Honeysuckle)

Belonging to the very unusual and fabulous Proteaceae plant family, Banksia is a genus made up of about 170 different species, all native to Australia as wildflowers. While the image of a wildflower you might have in mind is probably a herbaceous perennial, banksias are shrubs or trees. Banksia At A Glance Banksias can be found in forested  areas, shrub … Read More

Celosia Name Meaning and Symbolism

Celosia comes from the Amaranth plant family, known for their striking, feathery flowers in many colors. The species belonging to the genus – and there’s about 50 of them – hail from tropical parts of South America, Asia, and Africa. Celosia At A Glance There are various types of celosia to choose from, which form flowers in different shapes, and … Read More

Limonium Name Meaning and Symbolism (Sea Lavender; Statice)

Also known as Caspia, or Marsh-Rosemary, Limonium is a genus of 120 different species, hailing from the leadwort family. They can be found across the world, but the greatest diversity belongs to the area between the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean, and the middle of Asia, where over a hundred species can be found. Limonium At A Glance Limoniums are lovely … Read More

Wisteria Name Meaning and Symbolism

One of the most elegant genera around, wisteria are climbing plants belonging to the pea plant family, and the genus itself is made up of around 10 different species. Wisteria At A Glance These striking plants are native to Asia, the eastern parts of the US, and northern parts of Iran. They are grown all over the world for their … Read More

Nerium Name Meaning and Symbolism (Oleander)

Nerium is a genus that consists of a single species, Nerium oleander, grown both in temperate and warm climates as an ornamental plant. It’s so widespread that no one is precisely sure where it came from, which speaks of its popularity. Oleander At A Glance Growing as a shrub or a small tree, oleander belongs to the dogbane plant family, … Read More

Solidago Name Meaning and Symbolism (Goldenrod)

Part of the aster plant family, Solidago, or the goldenrod, is the genus name for between 100 and 120 different species, all of which produce fabulous flowers. Most hail from North America, while some can be found in Europe, Asia, and South America. For rays of golden yellow flowers, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a brighter option than solidago. At … Read More

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