Interesting facts about plants

A plant is a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis. A plant needs sunlight, carbon dioxide, minerals and water to make food by photosynthesis. A … Read more

Interesting facts about agaves

Agave is the common name and genus name of succulent plants in the flowering plant family Agavaceae. The name “agave” comes from the Greek word agavos, meaning noble or illustrious. There are about 250 species of agave. Agave is native to Mexico, the southwestern parts of the United States and tropical South America and islands … Read more

Interesting facts about succulents

Succulents are plants with fleshy, thick tissues adapted to water storage. The word “succulent” comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice, or sap. There are over 60 different succulent families and about 10,000 plant variants that differ in color, texture, and size. Other than Antarctica, succulents can be found within each continent. But most … Read more

Interesting facts about ferns

A fern is a member of a group of vascular plants that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers. They belong to the lower vascular plant division Pteridophyta, having leaves usually with branching vein systems. There are about 10,560 known species of fern. Ferns are some of the oldest plants in the world. … Read more