No saben lo emocionada que estoy esta planta la conseguí en una feria, aun no se el nombre tengo que investigarlo pero su flor me enamoro. Aparte conseguí los cactus de navidad que tanto quería y unas begonias de muerte lenta muy diferentes.
Creo que se nota mi emoción. Les iré mostrando como se van adaptando.
Looking lovely Heather!
This Erica carnea is a species of flowering plant in the family Ericaceae native to mountainous areas of central, eastern and Southern Europe, with most heathers preferring acid soils but several varieties, including E. carnea, E. darleyensis, E. medditerranea and E. terminalis, will tolerate alkaline conditions.
The plants leaf and flower are used to make medicine. People take heather as a tea for kidney and lower urinary tract conditions, prostate enlargement, fluid retention, gout, arthritis, sleep disorders, breathing problems, cough, and colds - another wonderful plant for ailments.
Heather flowers commonly mean good luck, admiration, and protection,and Queen Victoria popularised the meaning of heather as good luck in England, because of her appreciation for Scottish lore and traditions.
In Scotland particularly, it is common to include a sprig of white heather in a bride's bouquet for good luck.
I can also remember when I was growing up we would often have Gypsies knock at the door selling lucky heather, pegs and tea towels as well I recall.
Heathers used to be so popular in gardens back in the 1970s, gradually though they fell out of favour but through time there has been a turnaround, and in winter they do a grand job either in fronts of beds or in pots,tubs, hanging baskets where they can be treated as temporary residents and replaced in spring when they finish their flowering, then it’s the ideal time to trim them back,so they can put on new growth for more flowers next winter!
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