Rhododendron Indian - Ekaterina Nikolaeva

NAME: Ekaterina Nikolaeva
TITLE: Rhododendron Indian
TECHNIQUE: watercolor
YEAR: 2015
DESCRIPTION: Rhododendron Indian. Sims.
Genus of plants of the family Ericaceae.
Latin name: Rhododendron, Azalea.
Range: China, Japan, India.
It grows in wet mountain forests, at an altitude of 2500-3000 meters above sea level.
Distinguish between evergreen and deciduous plants. Deciduous species are called, azaleas, rhododendrons called evergreen.
Blooms in winter and early spring (January to April), with three - four years.
 In 1808, Captain Velbenk brought from India blooming azaleas in Kew Botanical Gardens near Londona.S since rhododendrons in the culture of gardening and breeding work with them continues.
At home, rhododendron grown under high humidity (70-80%) at a temperature of not less than 18 ° C.
Rhododendron flowers are large, bright, up to 5 cm in diameter, located at 2-6 in the leaf axils. Cups have a length of 0.5 cm, with cilia on krayu.Palitra luxurious colors: white, yellow, red, cream, raspberry, etc .. There are azaleas to the original two-tone color petals rosy-white border,
CATEGORY: Professional
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