Eucalyptus

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Eucalyptus

Known for their minty scent and as a filler in cut flower bouquets, eucalyptus plants can make showy annuals and stunning potted plants as well. Eucalyptus is a group of plants that comprises more than 600 species[1] of shrubs and trees in the Myrtaceae family.

Eucalyptus Flowers

Eucalyptus originates from Australia and some neighboring islands, including islands in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. While these plants can reach more than 60 feet, you can use them as a houseplant and seasonally in several gardens.

Pink Eucalyptus Flowers

Usually, Eucalyptus plants are trees or have arborescent growth forms that can often reach massive heights.

White Eucalyptus Flower

These plants are typically characterized by sickle-shaped foliage with visible sebum glands that look like tiny dots on the surface of the leaves. They have an average length of 15 to 20 cm (5.9-7.9 inches).

The Eucalyptus Plants bear blooms in clusters or inflorescences which always contain an odd number of flowers. Each bud has a cap consisting of the perianth (sepals + petals), which is the colorful or showy flower area on most flowering plants. The colors of the flowers are pink, white, and red.

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Key References
  • [1]“Eucalyptus”. Accessed November 03, 2021. Link.

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