At a glance, they may not make the best partners but we’d like to think otherwise, just like a wonderful relationship where opposites attract! The Celosia and Gerbera compliment such a beautiful juxtapose with their personalities.
Getting to know Celosia and Gerbera
Originated from parts of Africa and Asia, Celosias are very unusual flowers in shape and texture. They come in bright pink, red, white, purple, yellow and orange. Also known as Cockscomb or Woolflower, they bear resemblance to a piece of coral or a psychedelic brain.
Celosia blossoms are formed with hundreds of tiny flowers packed in dense, brightly colored flower heads that usually stand above the foliage. Generally, this flower falls into 3 types:
[Celosia Cristata] source: http://goo.gl/y3f2rR
The Gerbera Daisy
Native to tropical regions in South America, Africa and Asia, the meanings of Gerberas stem from those attributed to the general daisy family. Daisies are also a classic symbol of beauty. However, the gerbera variety holds an added meaning of cheerfulness.
The Gerbera Daisies comes in various forms. Generally, this flower falls into 4 types:
[Pink Gerbera Daisies] source: https://goo.gl/LLAlyY
Do you know?
Celosias made good dried flowers and has medical values. It can be used as a treatment for intestinal worms (particularly tapeworm), blood diseases, mouth sores and eye problems. The seeds treat chest complaints and the flowers treat diarrhea. The leaves are used as dressings for boils and sores.
How To Care for your Celosia and Gerbera Daisy?
Both the Celosias and Gerbera Daisies have long vase life spans but these simple tips will help you to have them around longer.
[Gerbera Daisies in a vase) source: http://goo.gl/c34rr6
[Red Celosia Cristata on a dinner arrangement] source: http://goo.gl/OP1FzS
Celosia means Silliness (but that name calling has a cute sweet teasing to it, like when you tease a loved one!). And Gerbera is the name of an anime exclusive town in Sinnoh (Pokemon)! Who would have guessed?
Never be afraid to try something new, Bloomsters! Till next week, have a beautiful one ahead.