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"Deep in their root, all flowers keep the light."
- Theodore Roethke
About TuberoseAbout Tuberose Continuing our series presenting lovely, but more common flowers, we now wish to present tuberose. Tuberose can be considered a very nice flower, well-known for its perfume and lovely outlook. For the perfumery industry tuberose can be considered a lovely and very much appreciated flower. Tuberose has charmed not only us, but this lovely flower was known in ancient times as well.As a matter of fact tuberose can be considered a flower well known from ancient times. The Aztecs were familiar with tuberose, as well as some Indian tribes. They used tuberose for garlands, decorations and various Indian ceremonies. Moreover tuberose is used in Hawaii for creating Leis. This flower’s scent is lovely, exotic and enrapturing. As it was suggested tuberose is native to Mexico, but can be found in Hawaii and Indonesia, South Africa, India, and China as well. It is a well-known and very popular flower. The name tuberose is derived from the Latin tuberose and is in fact referring to the root system. There are about 12 known species of tuberose.
Tuberose grows in elongated spikes that can reach the height of 18 inches. These spikes produce clusters of fragrant, waxy white flowers that start blooming from the bottom towards the top of the spike. Regarding the leaves, tuberose has bright, green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller leaves along the stem.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polianthes_tuberosa)In case you wish to plant tuberose for decorating your garden here are some guidelines and ideas. First of all tuberose prefers well-drained soil and full sunlight. You should plant the tuberose clump with 2-3 inches above the top. Furthermore the distance between them should be 8-10 inches. After planting the tuberose water it generously. During the growing season you should water them thoroughly. Usually flowers appear within 90 or 120 days after planting. When in bloom you can clip stems for bouquets. This will not hurt the plant and will prove beneficial, in a supply of extraordinarily fragrant flowers. After blooming has finished make sure to leave the foliage in place. The leaves will gather sunlight and will also help nourishing next year’s show. Again, watering is a very essential point. Do not over water, water as needed.
Your tuberose will rest for a few months before beginning the next growing cycle.According to some legends and sources, tuberose has some healing powers. It’s not simply a beautiful flower, with a lovely fragrance, but something else, something more. Tuberose is known to improve one’s capacity for emotional depth. It is also said to amplify artistic inspiration and creativity. It is also said to bring serenity to the mind and heart. Therefore I want to wish you Good Luck with planting tuberose. I wish that tuberose would bring peace, serenity and the scent of love, understanding and happiness into your lives.