Curiosities about plants – Ideas for gardens and decoration

We want to tell you some curiosities about plants, companions without which life on the planet would be impossible.

The grass Cynodon dactylon It is well known throughout the world, has its creeping stems and rhizomes have the ability to adapt to all types of traffic.

The tallest tree in the world is the Tasmanian eucalyptus (Eucalyptus regnans) whose height reaches 100 meters, its diameter 7 meters. Some point out that in 1872 there was a specimen that came to measure 132 meters.

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<p style=During the summer of 2007 a red sequoia was discovered (Sequoia sempervirens) which was 125 meters high, the discovery took place in California (United States). A very similar species, the giant secouya can reach 2500 years of life, exceeding 1300 tons of weight and 28 meters in circumference. Another large tree is the Duglas pine which in extreme cases reaches 100 meters.

As well as there are very tall trees there are also others that are really small, this is the case of the dwarf willow or arctic willow (Salix reticulata) which only measures between 2 and 10 centimeters high.

The oldest eucalyptus in the entire European continent can be seen in Chavin, It is called by all as ‘El Abuelo’, it is also the highest in Spain, in 1880 it was planted when Fray Rasendo Salvado brought them from Australia. Its height reaches 80 meters high and its perimeter is 10.50 meters.

The tallest unbranched plant is the palm tree Qindinense Ceroxylon, It has the capacity to reach 60 meters high.

The California's largest cactus is he Pachycereus pringlei, It has a height that reaches 19.20 meters, also the pitahaya or saguaro with 17 meters and a weight close to 10 tons. This cactus can live two hundred years.

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