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Fruit and Vegetables

Tomato - Solanum lycopersicum

Pomodoro is a solanacea, a relative of potatoes and aubergines; like potatoes it is native to Central and South America, and was imported into Europe already in the 1500s, by the first Spanish conquistadores; the common Italian name, pomo d'oro, derives from the fact that the first plants imported in Europe had yellow fruits.
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Christmas Star

On this page we will talk about: other articles: see also: Poinsettia poinsettia: A plant of central American origin, belonging to the genus of euphorbia, is called a Christmas star. It is a semi succulent plant, which produces large bracts typically red, but there are in commerce varieties with white, pink or striped bracts.
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Gardening

Mosquitoes

Question: Mosquitoes Dear Sirs, I come to your site with great pleasure every time. I have a question. Recently I moved south of Milan; unfortunately in an area where mosquitoes are many and large. I am about to set up the garden and would like to take the opportunity to plant, if any, hedges, shrubs or flowers that mosquitoes don't like.
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Apartment plants

Ficus benjamin loss leaves

Question: A ficus benjamina that loses its leaves With the present I wanted to ask you a relative advice on Benjiamin. From the end of October, since I live in Florence, I put the plant in the apartment, and immediately started turning the leaves yellow and falling. Furthermore the plant is attacked by cochineal and despite numerous treatments with pesticides (brand COMPO) I cannot completely eradicate it.
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Garden

California palm - Washingtonia filifera

Large palm, native to the mild areas of North America; to the genus Washingtonia also belongs the robust species, very similar to the filifera, a little less resistant to cold and with greater water requirements. The washingtonia filifera or palma della california develops a fairly thin stem, slightly enlarged at the base, which can reach 15-20 meters in height; the fronds are arched, with a long rigid petiole, up to 200-250 cm long, dark green, the foliage, at the apex of the long petiole, constitutes a wide rounded fan, consisting of pointed, ribbon-shaped segments, which are joined in the lower part, up to two thirds of their length.
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Garden

Calceolaria

Calceolaria is a genus that includes some species of perennial, evergreen plants, originating in North and Central America; they fear the cold, so they are generally grown as annuals, or in apartments. They produce small roundish bushes, 30-40 cm high, with dark green, oval, slightly opaque foliage.
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