Dracaena sanderiana and Dracaena braunii are both scientific names for the fortune plant, which is also called lucky bamboo. Though fortune plants look similar to bamboo, the only true bamboos are in the genus Bambusoideae.
The fortune plant is also commonly called ribbon dracaena, Chinese water bamboo, Belgian evergreen, ribbon plant, friendship bamboo, Sander's dracaena, Goddess of Mercy and curly bamboo. While true bamboos rival trees in height, the fortune plant grows to only 3 to 5 feet tall, making it a popular houseplant. Fortune plants require little care and grow in soil, sand or water. They are often placed in water or fine gravel for decorative displays.Learn More
Traditionally, lysosomes were thought to exist only in animal cells, but contemporary biologists and botanists have found lysosomes in some plants. However, whether these plant organelles are truly considered lysosomes is still under debate.Full Answer >
Germination takes place in three steps or stages and takes the young seed from a dormant state to the very beginning stage of growing as a seedling. Germination takes place in plants, flowers and trees: this process is to members of the plant family what metamorphosis is to insects such as moths and butterflies. The process requires several critical ingredients to begin, including water, sunlight and nutrients.Full Answer >
Guava leaves are used primarily to make herbal tea, certain cosmetic and beauty products, and for medicines. Guava leaves, like the fruits and other parts of the plant, are considered safe for human consumption. The leaves of these tropical plants contain an abundance of minerals and antioxidants, which makes them suitable for adding to medicines, teas and cosmetic products.Full Answer >
The most common identifying characteristics of a black walnut tree are found in its leaves, bark, twigs and nuts. Oval, sharp-pointed leaves with indented edges alternate on the branches, with the largest leaves toward the center. The black or gray-brown bark shows heavy furrows and twigs are hollow inside.Full Answer >